The new Presidential Agent novel-now in paperback.
Two brutal murders and millions of missing dollars in the growing UN/Iraq oil-for-food scandal have led Charley Castillo and his team to Uruguay, where the man they seek is murdered right before their eyes. Those responsible have left just enough of a trail for Castillo to pick up the scent and follow it wherever it takes him-even if it's not exactly where he expected.
Bestseller Griffin's ponderous third Presidential Agent novel picks up where the previous entry, The Hostage, left off, following U.S. Army Maj. Carlos "Charley" Castillo, a troubleshooter who takes orders directly from the president, as he fumbles about in South America and Europe. Castillo and his crew of specialists are trying to figure out who ordered the murder of American diplomat Jean-Paul Lorimer, who was shot to death in Uruguay while under suspicion of various international misdeeds, including a shady food-for-oil conspiracy in Iraq. Long stretches of dialogue and description come across more as showcases for Griffin's knowledge than as solid narrative, while Castillo and his cohorts never rise beyond their assigned roles. Fans will miss the more captivating heroes of Griffin's Brotherhood of War or the Corps series. Author tour. (Jan.)
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1 . Another thrill ride!
Posted November 17, 2008 by Lizabeth S. Tucker , Port St. Lucie, FLThis third installment of the Presidential Agent series picks up right where THE HOSTAGE left off, throwing the reader headfirst into the continuing mystery of the oil-for-food scandal and who was behind the Masterson murder.
Threads are pulled and begin to weave together into a recognizable pattern. The investigation leads to Russia and Midland, Texas. Enemies become allies, and some become new friends as Charley's agency expands.
Another thrill ride of a read, although I have to admit that the identity of one of the villains was a shock. Charley has serious doubts about his ability to do the job, but he always comes through.
I look forward to the next book, THE SHOOTERS. If you like a good mix of humor, action and great characterization, get involved with Charley Castillo, Presidential Agent. But read them in order!
January 01, 2007
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