Presidential Agent

8 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 8,074 ratings

By Order of the President Publisher's Summary

Two armed men board a 727 that has been all but forgotten at an airfield in Angola. Hijacking the jet, they then slit the throat of the lone crew and fly to parts unknown. The consternation is immediate, as the CIA, FBI, and other agencies race to find out what happened, in the process elbowing one another in the sides a little too vigorously.

Fed up, the president of the United States turns to an outside investigator to determine the truth, an Army intelligence officer serving as special assistant to the secretary of homeland security.

Delta Force major Carlos Guillermo Castillo, known as Charley, is the son of a German mother and a Tex-Mex father who was killed in the Vietnam War and awarded a Medal of Honor. A West Point graduate, a pilot, and a veteran of Desert Storm, Castillo has a sharp eye for the facts - and the reality behind them.

Traveling undercover, he flies to Africa, and there, helped and hindered by unexpected allies and determined enemies, he begins to untangle a story of frightening dimensions - a story that, unless he can do something about it, will end very, very badly indeed, not only for Castillo...but for all of America.

©2004 W. E. B. Griffin (P)2004 Brilliance Audio
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  • Book 1

    • By Order of the President

    • A Presidential Agent Novel
    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 20 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,735
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,286
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,270

    Two armed men board a 727 that has been all but forgotten at an airfield in Angola. Hijacking the jet, they then slit the throat of the lone crew and fly to parts unknown. The consternation is immediate, as the CIA, FBI, and other agencies race to find out what happened, in the process elbowing one another in the sides a little too vigorously. Fed up, the president of the United States turns to an outside investigator to determine the truth.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting characters, good plot, slow paced.

    • By Kate on 05-28-13

    Regular price: $31.47

  • Book 2

    • The Hostage

    • A Presidential Agent Novel
    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 17 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,081
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 842
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 822

    Charley Castillo works with the Department of Homeland Security, but more and more is the man to whom the President turns when he needs an investigation done discreetly. And no situation demands discretion more than the one before them now. An American diplomat's wife is kidnapped in Argentina, and her husband is murdered before her eyes.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pay attention, this is a great spy novel!

    • By Charles Atkinson on 09-18-12

    Regular price: $30.07

  • Book 3

    • The Hunters

    • A Presidential Agent Novel
    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 19 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,020
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 744
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 738

    Two brutal murders and millions of missing dollars in the growing UN/Iraq oil-for-food scandal have led Castillo and his team to an estancia in Uruguay, where the man they seek is murdered right before their eyes. Who is responsible? Most likely, the people higher up in the dirty-money chain - those willing to risk anything to keep their secrets from being revealed.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent, but must read in sequence

    • By Thomas on 12-13-08

    Regular price: $30.07

  • Book 4

    • The Shooters

    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 18 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 843
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 626
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 616

    In a dangerous world, only extraordinary people can keep America secure. The #1 New York Times best-selling series returns with a story as up-to-date as the headlines.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • I am still waiting to meet The Shooters

    • By Ed on 09-14-10

    Regular price: $38.50

  • Book 5

    • Black Ops

    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 19 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1,092
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 727
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 729

    The first disturbing reports reached Delta Force Lieutenant Colonel Charley Castillo in the form of backchannel messages concerning covert U.S. intelligence assets working for a variety of agencies suddenly gone missing and then, suddenly, inexplicably, found dying. Or dead. One in Budapest, Hungary. One in Kiev, Ukraine. One in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, mere klicks from the Iran border.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best of Presidential Agent Series

    • By Luck8 on 01-07-11

    Regular price: $38.50

  • Book 6

    • The Outlaws

    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Davies
    • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 805
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 592
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 596

    Charlie Castillo's secret unit has been disbanded - but that doesn't mean he's out of business. As experience has painfully shown him, there are many things the intelligence community can't do, won't do, or doesn't do well, and he has the men and assets to help set things straight.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Wow, am I disappointed

    • By Jackie on 02-13-11

    Regular price: $38.50

  • Book 7

    • Covert Warriors

    • Presidential Agent Series, Book 7
    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 815
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 703
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 712

    At a Mexican roadblock, a U.S. Embassy SUV is stopped at gunpoint, three of its passengers murdered, and a fourth kidnapped. Everything points to the drug cartels, especially when the kidnappers say they will return the hostage if a cartel kingpin is released from U.S. federal prison.But when word gets to Charley Castillo and his group of “retired” spies and special operators, they have their doubts.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By RevRick on 01-10-12

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 8

    • Hazardous Duty

    • Presidential Agent Series, Book 8
    • By: W. E. B. Griffin
    • Narrated by: Dick Hill
    • Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 683
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 631
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 624

    Mexican drug cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. The President of the United States is fed up and, as Commander in Chief, has what he thinks is a pretty bright idea — to get hold of Colonel Charley Castillo and his merry band and get them on the case. Unfortunately, that will be difficult. Everybody knows that the President hates Castillo’s guts, and has just had him forcibly retired from the military, and now Castillo’s men are scattered far and wide, many of them in hiding.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not At All Like 1st Seven - Please No More

    • By harold on 01-01-14

    Regular price: $24.49