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Death and honor / W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV

By: Griffin, W. E. B.
Contributor(s): Butterworth, William E. (William Edmund).
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Griffin, W. E. B. Honor bound: 4.Publisher: New York : Jove Books, 2009, c2008Edition: Jove premium edition.Description: 771 pages ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780515146387 (pbk.); 0515146382 (pbk.); 9780515146387.Subject(s): United States. Marine Corps -- Fiction | World War, 1939-1945 -- FictionGenre/Form: Historical fiction. | War stories. | War fiction.Summary: 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 a lot on his hands. 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: 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; and a plan called Operation Phoenix.
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In 1943, Argentina Marine pilotturned- agent Cletus Frade is setting up an OSS-operated airline. But before Frade can get airborne, two interwoven German operations must be grounded. And for Frade-whose father was killed by the Nazis-the mission is about to get personal.

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 a lot on his hands. 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: 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; and a plan called Operation Phoenix.

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Library Journal Review

A return to Griffin's "Honor Bound" OSS series, with marine pilot Cletus Frade countering German operations in neutral Argentina. With a national tour. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Publishers Weekly Review

The solid fourth Honor Bound thriller from bestseller Griffin and son Butterworth picks up where 2000's Secret Honor left off, with OSS agent Cletus Frade still tangling with high-level Nazis in supposedly neutral Argentina in 1943. Fans of WWII-era military fiction, many of whom will likely know little about the South American theater during this period, will welcome this encyclopedic tome, which leaves no small or large historic fact unturned, including recently discovered information exposing the involvement of future Argentine leader Juan Peron in the Nazi cause. In a story that's more spy-vs.-spy than military action, the authors meticulously recreate place and time. Those seeking an easier entry into Griffin's military novels might be advised to start with one of the better-known series such as Presidential Agents (By Order of the President, etc.) or Men at War (The Last Heroes, etc.). Author tour. (June) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved

Booklist Review

This is Griffin's fortieth novel, the fourth in the Honor Bond series, and the third written with Butterworth. It involves one Cletus Frade, a Marine fighter pilot who is also a spy in the Office of Strategic Services in 1943. Frade's father was murdered by the Nazis, and Frade is asked to set up an airline in Argentina using Lockheed Lodestars. The story concerns two secret German operations a Nazi scheme for German Jews to purchase freedom for their relatives in concentration camps and where that dirty money is really going, a plan labeled Operation Phoenix. The aim of this plan is to set up safe havens in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay for top Nazis who realize they have lost World War II. As in his other books, Griffin's new novel  deals with honor and courage. And, as always, his many fans will want to read this one.--Cohen, George Copyright 2008 Booklist