The Assassination Option

The Assassination Option

Book - 2014
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From the #1 New York Times--and Wall Street Journal-bestselling author comes the dramatic second adventure in the brand-new Clandestine Operations series about the Cold War, the fledgling Central Intelligence Agency--and a new breed of warrior.In Top Secret, W.E.B. Griffin introduced a remarkable new cast of heroes as they found themselves on the front lines of an entirely different kind of war. Now, these men and women are going to find out what they've really gotten themselves into.James Cronley thought he had done well--he didn't know he'd done this well.His first successful mission for the about-to-be-official new Central Intelligence Directorate has drawn all kinds of attention, some welcome, some not. On the plus side, he's now a captain; promoted to Chief, DCI, Europe; and in charge of a top secret spy operation. On the minus side, a lot of people would like to know about that operation, including not only the Soviets, but his own Pentagon, as well as a seething J. Edgar Hoover.Cronley knows that if just one thing goes wrong, he's likely to get thrown to the wolves. As if that weren't enough pressure, complications are springing up on all sides. He's discovered a surprising alliance between the former German intelligence chief and, of all things, the Mossad. A German family that Cronley never knew he had has suddenly, and suspiciously, emerged. And he's due for a rendezvous with an undercover agent against the Soviets known only as Seven K.It's when he meets Seven K that he gets the real surprise.Praise for Top Secret 'A thrilling new series entitled Clandestine Operations has begun, opening doors into special ops, investigating the path to the Cold War, and unveiling clandestine connections between Argentina and Germany during WWII . . . This incredible mix of intrigue, diplomacy and, of course, a bit of romance, is fantastic. The reader will note the horror of the war, along with the massive role intelligence agents played in the eventual victory.  In other words, when this story from a literary team that ignites suspense lovers everywhere comes to a close, readers will be panting for the next novel.' Suspense Magazine'Lots of interesting period history, dry humor, and clever scheming.' Publishers Weekly
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2014]
Copyright Date: ©2014
ISBN: 9780399171246
Branch Call Number: FIC Griff
Characteristics: 481 pages.


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Oct 13, 2016

Another one of Griffin's overly long tedious stories of wealthy, well connected military personnel promoting each other at every opportunity while accomplishing absolutely nothing. Give it pass.

May 14, 2015

Father and son has done it again. Second time around reading this book and plan to re-read the series.

Easy read with action and great story line.

Feb 09, 2015

Another can't put it down book in this series.


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Jan 27, 2015

When one is a genius one finds it hard to be modest.

Jan 27, 2015

Who was it who said patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel?

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