The Saboteurs

The Saboteurs

Book - 2006
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Griffin fans have waited years for the return of his rousing stories of the OSS, and now, at last, aided and abetted by his son, William E. Butterworth IV, Griffin has brought back his iconoclastic heroes in a brand-new adventure. The Battle of the Atlantic is at its peak. Packs of German U-boats are hunting down and sinking U.S. supply ships, and ships are being burned at their moorings in U.S. ports-is it accident or is it sabotage? Meanwhile, Allied forces are secretly preparing to invade first Sicily and then Italy. As the war heats up, Wild Bill Donovan's agents, answerable only to the president, find themselves battling on two fronts at once-and fate is just about to deal them a surprise. Brimming with action, character, and the deep understanding of the military heart and mind that have made Griffin's books so outstanding, The Saboteursis irresistible storytelling from a master of the craft.
Publisher: New York : Putnam, c2006.
ISBN: 9780399153488
0399153489
Characteristics: 305 p. --

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actodd Jul 05, 2013

The first three books of this series were solid. The fourth book (The Fighting Agents) began to show signs of bloat as Griffin added more subplots than he could effectively manage.

The Saboteurs falls way short of the rest of the men at war series. It strikes me as more of a throw-away book in the series since it does nothing to advance the overall storylines of Canidy, Fullmar, Bitter, Ann, Douglas, or the rest. Canidy and Fullmar were the only main series characters to have any role in the book, and even those were secondary.

The main plot - German Abwher agents in the US - had potential, but was resolved through petty coincidences. The resolutions Griffin used weren't satisfactory in any way.

Simply poor writing.

I'll finish the series since I only have one more to go, but I don't plan on trudging through #6 if it's anything at all like The Saboteurs.

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rahmmie
May 15, 2011

Extremely disappointing. It looks like Griffin's son did not inherit his father's talent

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