On Sale: June 3, 2008
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The crackling new novel in the bestselling Honor Bound
series by the #1 New York Times– bestselling master of the
W.E. B. Griffin’s Honor Bound saga of World War II
espionage in Germany and Argentina has long been immensely
popular: “Enough derring-do, romance and action to satisfy
Griffin’s legion of fans and bring him new ones” (Rocky
Mountain News); “Cletus Frade’s services to his countries,
his fealty to honor and his courage in the face of danger
lift this thriller right off the bookshelf and onto the
nightstand” (The Star-Ledger).
The year is 1943, and Argentina is officially neutral, but
crawling with every kind of spy, sympathizer, and military
official imaginable. The hero is Cletus Frade, a Marine
pilot recruited by the OSS, with strong family ties to
Argentina, and in Death and Honor—Griffin’s fourth book in
the series and the first since 1999—he’s got a lot on his
OSS chief Wild Bill Donovan has asked him to set up his own
official-but-really-OSS airline in Argentina,
using “loaned” Lockheed Lodestars and Constellations. Of
even more concern are two interwoven German operations. The
first is a government scheme for Jews outside the
Fatherland to purchase the freedom of their relatives in
concentration camps, who will then be transported to
Argentina and Uruguay. The second has to do with where that
money is going: a plan called Operation Phoenix, which will
establish safe havens for senior Nazi officials in
Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Needless to say, the OSS
is very interested in both of them, and if Frade can
somehow find out a little more . . . without getting
killed, that is. Which, as Frade is about to find out, is
easier said than done.
Rich with the special flair that Griffin’s fans have long
come to expect from him, Death and Honor is
another “immensely entertaining adventure” (Kirkus Reviews)
from one of our finest storytellers.
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