|Publisher:||Berkley Pub Group|
|Publish Date:||Jun 2012|
|Number of Pages:||390|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.22|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||4.5 x 7.75 x 1.25|
William E. Butterworth IV is the son of author W. E. B. Griffin. He was the editor of Boys' Life, the magazine of the Boy Scouts of America. He has co-authored some of his father's books including The Double Agents, The Traffickers, The Saboteurs, The Vigilantes, The Outlaws, and Victory and Honor. Their title, The Spymasters, made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.
W. E. B. Griffin is one of eight pseudonyms used by William E. Butterworth, who was born on November 10, 1929 in Newark, New Jersey. He enlisted in the U.S. Army as a private in 1946 and underwent counterintelligence training at Fort Holabird. After assignment to the Army of Occupation in Germany where he served on the staff of the Commander of the U.S. Constabulary, Major General I.D. White, Butterworth left the service in 1947, but rejoined and again served with White from 1951 to 1953 in Korea.
After leaving the service for the second time, Butterworth remained in Korea as a combat correspondent. He was later appointed chief of the publications division of the Signal Aviation Test and Support Activity at the Army Aviation Center in Fort Rucker, Alabama. He received the Brigadier General Robert L. Dening Memorial Distinguished Service Award of the U.S. Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association in 1991 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars News Media Award in 1999. At first, he wrote fiction for young adults.
He has written more than 125 books, many of them military thrillers or police dramas. His works include the Brotherhood of War series, The Corps series, Badge of Honor series, Honor Bound series, Presidential Agent series, and Men at War series. He received the Alabama Author's Award in 1982 from the Alabama Library Association. In 2012, his title, The Spymasters, with William E. Butterworth IV made The New york Times Best Seller List.
Part of Griffin's "Honor Bound" series of World War II espionage, this title focuses on the end of the war in Germany and the political and military backstage operations of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS). The central character is the heroic Cletus Frade, who has been a major player in smuggling Germans into Argentina. The novel offers history lessons on the multilayered issues the end of a conflict brings-the revelation and safety of secret German spies who helped the Allies, the actions of Nazis seeking refuge and wealth in the postwar chaos, the rise of Joseph Stalin and the shift in Russian alliances, and the continued existence of the OSS and America's need for its kinds of services. The program is well read by Scott Brick, a familiar "Honor Bound" series voice. Highly recommended for historical fiction collections.
-Joyce Kessel, Villa Maria Coll., Buffalo
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W.E. B. Griffin returns to his Honor Bound series set in the shadows of World War II espionage in South America...
May 1945: Just weeks after Hitler's suicide, Cletus Frade and his colleagues in the Office of Strategic Services are fighting several new and deadly battles. The first is political--with every department from Treasury to War to the FBI grabbing for OSS covert agents and assets. The second is military--with the OSS having smuggled Germans into Argentina for years because of their knowledge of Soviet KGB agents in America's atomic bomb program. The third concerns what might be the next world war against Red Joe Stalin and his voracious ambitions.
To get an early advantage, Frade has been conducting a secret and daring operation against the Communists. But to do it undetected, he and his men must walk a perilously dark line. Because all it takes is one slip--and everyone becomes a casualty of war.