Tremendous Cop story with Mystery and some Romance
Griffin AKA Butterworth is well known for his war stories. However, he hits a home run with this COP book. It is set within the Philadelphia Police ..Show More »Department. Griffin does a great job of explaining how the Police feel when one of their own is taken. However, he also shows how the family can be affected as well the public. He adds in a little Romance to go along with the Mystery and he has another book that I could not seem to put down once I started it. As a retired Police Officer/Deputy Sheriff from a small town/county in another state, I feel he must have put in some time in law enforcement to have done such a fantastic job.
I enjoyed all the characters, their contrast in wealth and education and the pride they took in their jobs. I also found the lack of cynicism refreshi..Show More »ng for a police drama. And the humor, particularly the mayor's was unique and edgy.
What I find lacking is the lack of detail in the police work itself. Nevertheless I flew the story and was only disappointed it ended with a whimper.
I like the way W E B Griffin writes his story's , growing up in the 70's in Crestview,Fl. watching Dothan channel 4 and all its movie programs Mr. Wo..Show More »ods was running at the time on a 13 inch black and white TV allowed me to imagine the colors before colorization by turner which makes it easy for me to follow along listing to the audio books which makes my job easier to bear as a long haul trucker 24 years ago I listen to books on cassette now I have a large collection on CD and now I have 25 books on my trio tablet all WEB Griffin the first one of his books I listen to mention Crestview Fl and area where I grew up and been a big fan ever since waiting for new releases and pass the miles with the old Thank You Mr. Griffin for your story's
I have listened to all of the WEB Griffin books, and have enjoyed every one, but the narration in this one is so bad I could not finish it. He sounds..Show More » like a 10 year old reading in class. His reading is dry, and his version of the various voices is awful. They need to do a better job of editing their reades.
W.E.B. Griffin is one of my favorite writers. The story was slow to start as I felt he went back and summaries all the prior books in this series bef..Show More »ore getting into the new story. I felt that was not necessary unless a particular item in the story required an explanation of how it occurred. For example how did Matt get the name Wyatt Earp of the Mainline. The story it self was good and the reader was good. Liked the ending. This is a good fast pace action story.
W.E.B Griffin is the pen name of William E. Butterworth III. Butterworth III has been writing military/war thrillers for more than 55 years under sev..Show More »eral pen names and his own name. He is 86 years old and has started cowriting military thrillers using the Griffin pen name with his son William E. Butterworth (IV).
Griffin/Butterworth III is the master of the military/war thriller genre. He has written many, possibly more than 100, such books. I have listened to or read approximately 20 of his books and have never been disappointed until he started coauthoring with his son. The quality of the books dropped when his son joined him. This is not the first of the books Griffin coauthored with his son I have listened to, but it will be the last.
Most of Griffin's audiobooks are read by superb narrators such as Eric Dove, Dick Hill and Scott Brick. I highly recommend the books with Griffin being the sole author.
The authors are back with book 12 in the Badge of Honor Series. Philadelphia is having an outbreak of killings that Sgt. Matt Payne and team are try..Show More »ing to get control. There is interesting descriptions of the City’s neighborhoods and the downtown area. I don’t live in Philadelphia but Griffin has a reputation of being very accurate with his location descriptions. Griffin and Butterworth delve into the sociological problems of the city as they relate to the police.
My major complaint is I had to wade through half the book going over the prior books in the series (which I already read) before the authors got into the current story. The plot is convoluted and jumps all over the place for no apparent reason and many of the regular characters did not appear in this story. I am very disappointed in the decline of one of my favorite authors. I read this as an audiobook downloaded from Audible. Scott Brick salvaged the book with his great narration.