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They were the leaders, the men who made the decisions that changed the outcome of battles. . . and the fate of continents. From the awesome landing at Normandy to the torturous campaigns of the South Pacific, from the frozen hills of Korea to the devastated wastes of Dien Bien Phu, they had earned their stars. Now they led America's finest against her most relentless enemy deep in the jungles of Southeast Asia. It was a new kind of war, but the Generals led a new kind of army, ready for battle -- and glory. . . "A major work. . . magnificent. . . powerful. If books about warriors and the women who love them were given medals for authenticity, insight and honesty, THE BROTHERHOOD OF WAR would be covered with them. " -- WILLIAM BRADFORD HUIE
The story spans the period of time from President Kennedy and the Cuban Missile Crisis, to a fictitious POW rescue from North Vietnam during President Nixon's administration.
The Presidential Agent adventures return in the most harrowing novel yet in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series. 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 is fed up and has what he thinks is a pretty bright idea--to get hold of Colonel Charley Castillo and his merry band and put them on the case. Unfortunately, that will be difficult. Everybody knows that the President hates Castillo's guts, has just had him forcibly retired from the military, and now Castillo's men are scattered far and wide, many of them in hiding. There are also whispers that the President himself is unstable--the word "nutcake" has been mentioned. How will it all play out? No one knows for sure, but for Castillo and company, only one thing is definite: It will be hazardous duty.
It's 1942. A Marine aviator, an Army paratrooper and demolitions expert, and a non-com radio man are on an impossible mission for the OSS - sabotaging the resupply of German ships and submarines - by any means necessary! First Lieutenant Cletus Frade is fresh from Guadalcanal. He teams up with Second Lieutenant Anthony Pelosi and Sergeant David Ettinger for the most critical OSS operation of the war. Under the direction of the mysterious Colonel Loman, they venture into a simmering stew of German and Allied agents, collaborators, and government security thugs, of men and women hiding their pasts and plotting their futures - all in supposedly neutral city of Buenos Aires. Honor Bound is the latest crackling wartime adventure from the author of Close Combat, Brotherhood of War, Badge of Honor, and The Corps Series whom Tom Clancy calls "a storyteller in the grand tradition!"
Marine lieutenant Cletus Frade is sent to Argentina, in October of 1942, as the head of a 3 man OSS team to stop a neutral ship which is re-supplying German submarines. Frade, who is fluent in Spanish, and the heir apparent to a multi-million dollar oil business, also has the benefit of being considered an Argentinean, as he was born there, to a father he has never met. Sweetening the deal from the Office of Strategic Service's perspective, Frade's father is a wealthy, high-ranking retired military officer, who is likely to be the next president of Argentina.
August 6, 1943: In his brief career in the Office of Strategic Services, 24-year-old Cletus Frade has already been involved in a lot of unusual situations, but nothing like the one he's in now, standing with a German lieutenant colonel named Wilhelm Frogger in a Mississippi prisoner-of-war detention facility. Frade's job? To help Frogger escape.
Sequel to By Order of the President, a Charley Castillo story about an American diplomat's wife who's kidnapped in Argentina.
Delta Force Major Charley Castillo returns in the third adventure in Griffin's number one New York Times-bestselling series Two brutal murders and substantial amounts of missing money in the escalating UN/Iraq oil-for-food scandal have led Castillo and his team to a cattle ranch in Uruguay, where the very man they are seeking is murdered right before their eyes. Who is responsible? Prime suspects are the people higher up in the money chain, those willing to risk anything to keep their secrets from being revealed. But they've left just enough of a trail for Castillo to pick up the scent, and, with carte blanche from the White House to follow it wherever it takes him, he ends up. . . well, somewhere quite unexpected. . .
Millions of missing dollars in the oil-for-food scandal and 2 murders have led Charley Castillo and his team to an estancia in Uruguay, where the man they seek is murdered before their eyes.
Put in charge of the OSS's Pacific operations, General Fleming Pickering is faced with two covert missions in the Gobi Desert. Called to duty is a Marine he doesn't expect. . . a scapegrace pilot named Malcolm, his son. Together, they will venture incognito--and with luck they may even come out alive. . . .
An explosive new package for a New York Timesbestselling Corps novel. In his new capacity, Brigadier General Fleming Pickering sees many of his trusted men called to duty, plus one he never expected: his son. Together, they will venture into terra incognita.
An investigative reporter searches out armed criminals.
June, 1941. With United States' determination for war, Franklin D. Roosevelt and "Wild Bill" Donovan orchestrate the most complex espionage organization, the Office of Strategic Services. Young and daring, the OSS assemble and disperse throughout the world to conduct their operations.
The dramatic new novel in the Philadelphia police saga by the #1 New York Times-bestselling author. For Philadelphia homicide detective Matt Payne, the news from an old law-enforcement friend sends a shiver down his spine: a connection between the Mexican drug cartels and the Russian mob. Russian girls are being smuggled in to work in the sex trade, and now some of them are dying or just disappearing. The trail leads right to Philadelphia--where Payne learns that's not all. It isn't just Russian girls who are vanishing. Teenage girls are being lured from foster homes. Police department sources are turning up dead. The lone living witness has gone into hiding, with everybody--the Russians, the cartels, some of Philadelphia's most powerful politicians--all looking for her. It's up to Payne to find her--and hope he gets to her first.
The dramatic new novel in the Philadelphia police saga by the #1 New York Times- bestselling author. For Philadelphia homicide detective Matt Payne, investigating a young woman's murder in a Society Hill home invasion uncovers an ugly underworld -- that of Mexican drug cartels and the Russian mob. Foreign girls are being smuggled in to work in the sex trade, and now some of them are dying or just disappearing. The trail leads right to Philadelphia -- and Payne learns that's not all. Teenage American girls lured from local foster homes have vanished. And the lone living witness has gone into hiding. He knows it's got to be connected -- but how? And it doesn't help that his gut says it somehow involves that high-rolling politician last seen near the Caribbean in a casino's airplane. For Payne, finding that last witness is absolutely critical -- before the Russians, the cartels, or anyone else gets to her first. Filled with authentic color and detail, this is a riveting novel of the men and women who put their lives on the line, from the cop on the beat to the commissioner himself. It's a story of fears and dangers, courage and loyalty, genuine heroism and love -- storytelling at its absolute best.
Here, for the first time in decades, is the novel that introduced the world to W. E. B Griffin--whose epic stories and profound knowledge of the intricate workings of the military mind in both war and peace would make him "the poet laureate of the American military" (Los Angeles Daily News). As the chaos of World War II unfolds, the lives and actions of men from very different worlds will forge the paths of their futures--and of the war. Robert Bellmon was a born military man. As the son of a general and one of the youngest Armor majors in the service, he believes in his country and his duty. After he is blasted from his Sherman tank at Kasserine Pass, he finds himself in a Polish POW camp--and the de-facto leader of all the prisoners. It is there he is surprised to find his father's pre-war friend, Colonel Graf Peter Paul von Greiffenberg. Count von Greiffenberg is a veteran soldier, now a POW camp commandant due to wounds received in battle. But he is not cruel. After witnessing the Russian massacre of 20,000 Polish officers and intellectuals in the Katyn Forest, he is determined to get word to the Americans, even if he has to use Bellmon to do it.... From the Nazi-prowled wastes of North Africa, to the bloody corridors of Europe, to the hallowed halls of West Point, The Lieutenants is the beginning of an epic saga that millions of fans have followed and that only W. E. B. Griffin could deliver. .
1st in Griffin's U.S. Army saga. Takes place in the closing days of World War II and directly after.
Dien Bien Phu. Saigon. Hanoi. In 1954, they were only exotic names from a French campaign halfway around the world. But now American fighting men--proven on the bloody beaches of Normandy and in the minefields of Korea--are summoned to help beat back the guerilla forces of Ho Chi Minh. To some, the "secret" war in Indochina was the depth of folly. To others, like the Majors, it pointed to the heights of glory. . . .
Brotherhood of War book 3. Picks up where the Captains left off with the usual cast of characters in this series based around Army life in the 1950s. Briefly visits French Indo-China (Vietnam) prior to the French being driven out. Then introduces Army aviation in particular the Army's attempt to covertly develop a rocket armed helicopter in violation of the Key West agreement of 1948.
W. E. B. Griffin's bestselling series, THE CORPS and BROTHERHOOD OF WAR, have captured the pride and glory of the military community. Now he reveals a city police force with the same unique blend of realism, drama, and action. Here are the brave men and women behind the badge as you've never seen them before--their hopes and fears, their courage and heroism, sparked by a single, shocking event: the killing of a cop in the line of duty. .
Adventure mystery series about the Philadelphia Police Department
A cop is killed in his kitchen, a bar owner is shot, his wife and partner murdered, and the men of Philadelphia's Special Operations Division must find the killers.
From the blistering jungles of Vietnam to the far-flung battlefields of the African Congo, they faced the turmoil of a new era. It was a different kind of war. But the courage and skill of these young fighting men were an American tradition. Like their fathers before them, they rose up to the ultimate challenge of military valor, holding their own in a storm of clashing cultures. They were America's new breed. The proudest and the best. . . .
The story takes place at the beginning of Johnson's administration directly after Kennedy's assassination. Primarily covers events in the Congo during 1963 and 64.
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