Over the years I have read most of W.E.B. Griffin’s books. Now they are coming out in audio form I have gone back and checked my records for the ones..Show More » I had missed reading. This book is one of them. Unlike some of the other series this one is about spies primarily the OSS. It is best to read the series in order; this is the fourth in the series. This book has two main plots going on, one with James Whittaker who is being sent to the Philippines to meet with General Wendell Fertig. He is a Lt Colonel that promoted himself to General to unite all the wandering U.S. and Philippino Army members that had fled into the jungle from the Japanese. He managed to gather 30,000 + men to fight as a guerrilla army against the Japanese. General MacArthur refused to recognize him so Donovan’s OSS went in to help supply him. The other plot was with Canidy and his group bringing nuclear scientist out of Germany. In this particular case they were coming out via Hungry but Eric Fulmar and his scientist were caught for being Black marketers and sentenced to 90 days hard work in a coal mine. Canidy set up a rescue before the SS discovered who they were. The book has lots of action, suspense, some humor. Scott Brick was great narrating the book. If you are into military historical fiction you will enjoy this book. I was particularly interested in the author’s comments at the end of the book. Will not tell you, you must read the book to find out.
Having read the reviews I must agree that this is not your typcial spy novel. It probably wouldn't take more than half an hour to tell the plot of the..Show More » story without missing out on anz of the facts. However, the fun for me lay exactly in the languid pace. This is NOT a fast pace spy thriller but rather a very slow description of spy work during the war. And as we should know by now spying is 95% boring preparation for 5% thrilling action. WEB gives the 95% a human face and paints a facinating picture of the characters.