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  • Assassination Option, The
    Assassination Option, The W.E.B. Griffin
    William E. Butterworth IV
    Narrator:
    Alexander Cendese
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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.
  • Broken Trust
    Broken Trust W.E.B. Griffin
    William E. Butterworth IV
    Narrator:
    Scott Brick
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    The dramatic New York Times bestselling adventure in W.E.B. Griffin’s Badge of Honor series about the Philadelphia police force.Having investigated his share of gruesome murders, Philadelphia Homicide Sergeant Matt Payne is beginning to think nothing can shock him—until the case of a young socialite’s death lands on his desk. The Camilla Rose Morgan he’d known as a teenager was beautiful and brilliant—how was it possible she’d jumped to her death from her own balcony? Her brother tells Payne she’d tragically been battling a lifetime of mental demons, and there is plenty of evidence of it, but still…something just doesn’t sit right. The more Payne digs, the more complications he discovers. Reputations are on the line here, and lives—and if Payne doesn’t tread carefully, one of them may be his own.
  • Covert Warriors
    Covert Warriors W.E.B. Griffin
    William E. Butterworth IV
    Narrator:
    Dick Hill
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    There's an uneasy and unholy alliance building across the Caribbean. Few in the U.S. government want to believe that a Third World country and its chest-thumping leader could pose a credible threat-but then why are the Chinese helping to train its special forces? Why are the Russians helping to build a nuclear power plant? Charley Castillo and his men go in to investigate, but they have no idea what they have just gotten themselves into. By the time they finish connecting the dots, they will be on the hit lists of the Kremlin, the Cubans, the Venezuelans, and the drug cartels-and totally out on their own. Whatever happens next, they'll have to do it by themselves.
  • Curtain of Death
    Curtain of Death W.E.B. Griffin
    William E. Butterworth IV
    Narrator:
    Alexander Cendese
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    From #1 New York Times bestselling author W. E. B. Griffin comes the dramatic third novel in the Clandestine Operations series about the Cold War, the fledgling Central Intelligence Agency—and a new breed of warrior. January 1946: Two WACs leave an officers’ club in Munich, and four Soviet NKGB agents kidnap them at knifepoint in the parking lot and shove them in the back of an ambulance. That is the agents’ first mistake, and their last. One of the WACs, a blond woman improbably named Claudette Colbert, works for the new Directorate of Central Intelligence, and three of the men end up dead and the fourth wounded. The “incident,” however, will send shock waves rippling up and down the line and have major repercussions not only for her, but for her boss, James Cronley, Chief DCI-Europe, and for everybody involved in their still-evolving enterprise. For, though the Germans may have been defeated, Cronley and his company are on the front lines of an entirely different kind of war now. The enemy has changed, the rules have changed—and the stakes have never been higher.
  • Deadly Assets
    Deadly Assets W.E.B. Griffin
    William E. Butterworth IV
    Narrator:
    Scott Brick
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    In Philadelphia—suffering among the country’s highest murder rates—the tension between the Philadelphia Police Department and its Citizens Oversight Committee has long been reaching a boiling point. That turmoil turns from bad to worse shortly after the committee begins targeting police shootings—especially those of twenty-seven-year-old Homicide Sergeant Matt Payne, the “Wyatt Earp of the Main Line”—and then the committee’s combative leader is found shot dead point-blank on the front porch of his run-down Philly row house.As chanting protesters fill the streets, the city threatens to erupt. Payne, among many others accused of being complicit in the leader’s death, becomes quietly furious. He suspects there’s something deeper behind it all, but what? Ordered to stay out of the line of fire, he struggles ahead to do what he does best—his job. He’s been investigating the murder of a young family. A reporter, working on an illicit drug series for Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Mickey O’Hara, has been killed with his wife and child, a note stapled to his chest warning that the drug stories are to stop. Period. While Payne knows that he, like his pal O’Hara, cannot back down, he also knows that they damn sure could be among the next to die.…
  • Death at Nuremberg
    Death at Nuremberg W.E.B. Griffin
    William E. Butterworth IV
    Narrator:
    Alexander Cendese
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    Assigned to the Nuremberg war trials, special agent James Cronley, Jr., finds himself fighting several wars at once, in the dramatic new Clandestine Operations novel about the birth of the Central Intelligence Agency and the Cold War. When Jim Cronley hears he’s just won the Legion of Merit, he figures there’s another shoe to drop, and it’s a big one: he’s out as Chief, DCI-Europe. His new assignments, however, couldn’t be bigger: to protect the U.S. chief prosecutor in the Nuremberg trials from a rumored Soviet NKGB kidnapping, and to hunt down and dismantle the infamous Odessa, an organization dedicated to helping Nazi war criminals escape to South America. It doesn’t take long for the first attempt on his life, and then the second. NKGB or Odessa? Who can tell? The deeper he pushes, the more secrets tumble out: a scheme to swap Nazi gold for currency, a religious cult organized around Himmler himself, an NKGB agent who is actually working for the Mossad, a German cousin who turns out to be more malevolent than he appears—and a distractingly attractive newspaperwoman who seems to be asking an awful lot of questions. Which one will turn out to be the most dangerous? Cronley wishes he knew.
  • Empire and Honor
    Empire and Honor W.E.B. Griffin
    William E. Butterworth IV
    Narrator:
    Scott Brick
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    October 1945: The Germans and Japanese have surrendered. For Cletus Frade and his colleagues in the OSS, it should be time to pack up—but they have far more important things to do.Chief among them is the protection of their assets, especially the human ones. In the closing months of the war, the United States made a secret deal with the head of German intelligence’s Soviet section. In exchange for a treasure trove of intelligence—in particular the identity of the Soviet spies in the U.S. atomic bomb program—his people would be spirited to safety in Argentina. Only a handful of people know about it. If word got out, all hell would break loose, and the U.S. would lose some of its most valuable sources and secrets.Meanwhile, in Argentina, a U-boat captain pops up out of the blue and surrenders his submarine and crew. And in the American Zone of Occupation in Germany, a young counterintelligence agent pursues an unusual assignment perhaps a little too vigorously. The consequences of both actions will affect not only Frade and company, but everything they’re working on.Now things are really going to get complicated.Filled with the special flair that Griffin’s fans have come to expect from him, Empire and Honor is another rousing adventure from one of our finest storytellers.
  • Hazardous Duty
    Hazardous Duty W.E.B. Griffin
    William E. Butterworth IV
    Narrator:
    Dick Hill
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    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.
  • Last Witness, The
    Last Witness, The W.E.B. Griffin
    William E. Butterworth IV
    Narrator:
    Scott Brick
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    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.
  • Saboteurs, The
    Saboteurs, The W.E.B. Griffin
    William E. Butterworth IV
    Narrator:
    David Colacci
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    If coincidence had thrown these men together in any normal military organization, and if, improbably, they had become buddies there, any commanding officer with enough sense would have broken up the gang as threats to “good military order and discipline.”But they weren’t in any normal military organization.They were in the Office of Strategic Services. The Battle of the Atlantic is at its peak. Packs of German U-boats are hunting and sinking U.S. supply ships. Ships are burning at their moorings in U.S. ports, and a series of explosions has afflicted trains and train stations around the country—is it all accidental or is it sabotage? Meanwhile, Allied forces are secretly preparing to invade first Sicily and then Italy, and there is a lot of work that needs to be done beforehand, some with the most unlikely of helping hands. As the war heats up, “Wild Bill” Donovan’s agents—Dick Canidy, Eric Fulmar, Stan Fine, and the rest of the crew, answerable only to Donovan and the president—suddenly find themselves battling on two fronts at once...and fate is just about to deal them a few surprises.
  • Spymasters, The
    Spymasters, The W.E.B. Griffin
    William E. Butterworth IV
    Narrator:
    Christopher Lane
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    Critics and fans everywhere love the Men at War series, books “rich with witty banter and nail-biting undercover work” (Entertainment Weekly). It is summer 1943. Two of the Allies’ most important plans are at grave risk — Operation Overlord’s invasion of France and the Manhattan Project’s race to build the atomic bomb. A furious President Roosevelt turns to OSS spy chief Wild Bill Donovan — and Donovan turns to Dick Canidy and his teams behind enemy lines. They’ve certainly got their work cut out for them. In the weeks to come, they must fight the Axis in many ways, to try to find and sabotage Germany’s new “aerial torpedo” rockets, some of which are rumored to be fitted out with deadly nerve gas and aimed at London; to rescue a missing covert OSS team bearing vital secrets; and to exploit German intelligence agents and generals disgruntled enough with Hitler to maybe try to topple him. And as if all that weren’t enough, they must battle the enemy within, as well: The Soviets are using moles to steal Manhattan Project secrets, and if the Soviets build their own atomic bomb . . . who knows where that might lead? Filled to the brim with action, character, and the deep understanding of the military heart and mind that have made Griffin’s novels outstanding, The Spymasters is simply great listening.
  • Top Secret
    Top Secret W.E.B. Griffin
    William E. Butterworth IV
    Narrator:
    Alexander Cendese
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    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author, a brand-new series about the Cold War—and a different breed of warrior. In the first weeks after World War II, a squeaky-clean new second lieutenant named James D. Cronley Jr. is spotted and recruited for a new enterprise that will eventually be transformed into something called the CIA. One war may have ended, but another one has already begun, against an enemy that is bigger, smarter, and more vicious: the Soviet Union.The Soviets have hit the ground running, and Cronley’s job is to help frustrate them, harass them, and spy on them any way he can. His recruiter thinks he has the potential to become an asset—though, of course, he could also screw up spectacularly. And in his first assignment, it looks like that’s exactly what might happen. He’s got seven days to extract a vital piece of information from a Soviet agent, but Cronley’s managed to rile up his superior officers (he seems to have a talent for it), and if he fails, it could be one of the shortest intelligence careers in history.There are enemies everywhere—and, as Cronley is about to find out, some of them even wear the same uniform he does.
  • W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV Badge of Honor Series: Books 11-13
    W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV Badge of Honor Series: Books 11-13 W.E.B. Griffin
    William E. Butterworth IV
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    Scott Brick
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    THE LAST WITNESSFor 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. 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. For Payne, finding that last witness is absolutely critical—before the Russians, the cartels, or anyone else gets to her first.DEADLY ASSETSIn Philadelphia homicide is at an all-time high. With each violent crime, tension builds between the police department, the mayor’s office, and the Citizens Police Oversight Committee. The most vocal activist places the blame squarely on Homicide Sergeant Matt Payne. Now Payne must navigate death threats and misdirected public outrage to follow a strange pattern in seemingly unrelated killings. Ordered to stay out of the line of fire, he struggles to solve the murder of a reporter who was just as unwilling as Payne himself to let death threats keep him from his job. As Sergeant Payne looks for justice, journalist Mickey O’Hara looks to finish the story where his fellow reporter left off. Both men know that they cannot back down, though this may be the end of their reputations, their work, and even their lives.BROKEN TRUSTHomicide Sergeant Matt Payne is beginning to think nothing can shock him—until the case of a young socialite’s death lands on his desk. The Camilla Rose Morgan he’d known for years was beautiful and brilliant, juggling charity fund-raisers while working toward the MBA that would let her take her place in the family’s multibillion-dollar company. How was it possible that she’d jumped from the balcony of her penthouse? Her brother tells Payne she’d been battling a lifetime of mental demons, and there is plenty of evidence to support what he says, but something just doesn’t sit right. The more Payne digs, the more complications he discovers, and when someone slips him copies of trust fund papers that Camilla Rose was fighting to have nullified just before her death, an even darker picture begins to emerge. Reputations and lives are on the line. If he takes one step wrong, his own life may be among them.
  • W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV Clandestine Operations Series: Books 1-2
    W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV Clandestine Operations Series: Books 1-2 W.E.B. Griffin
    William E. Butterworth IV
    Narrator:
    Alexander Cendese
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    TOP SECRETIn the first weeks after World War II, a squeaky-clean new second lieutenant named James D. Cronley Jr. is recruited for a new covert enterprise that will eventually be transformed into something called the CIA. One war may have ended, but another one has already begun, against an enemy that is bigger, smarter, and more vicious: the Soviet Union. The Soviets have hit the ground running, and Cronley’s job is to help frustrate them, harass them, and spy on them in any way he can. His recruiter thinks he has the potential to become an asset—though, of course, he could also screw up spectacularly. And in his first top-secret assignment, it looks like that’s exactly what may happen. He’s got seven days to extract a vital piece of information from a Soviet agent, but Cronley’s managed to rile up his superior officers, and if he fails, it may be one of the shortest intelligence careers in history. There are enemies everywhere—and, as Cronley is about to find out, some of them even wear the same uniform he does.THE ASSASSINATION OPTIONJames 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 Directorate of Central Intelligence 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 also 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 whom 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.
  • W.E.B. Griffin Presidential Agent Series: Books 7-8
    W.E.B. Griffin Presidential Agent Series: Books 7-8 W.E.B. Griffin
    William E. Butterworth IV
    Narrator:
    Dick Hill
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    COVERT WARRIORSThere’s an uneasy and unholy alliance building across the Caribbean. Few in the U.S. government want to believe that a Third World country and its chest-thumping leader could pose a credible threat-but then why are the Chinese helping to train its special forces? Why are the Russians helping to build a nuclear power plant? Charley Castillo and his men go in to investigate, but they have no idea what they have just gotten themselves into. By the time they finish connecting the dots, they will be on the hit lists of the Kremlin, the Cubans, the Venezuelans, and the drug cartels-and totally out on their own. Whatever happens next, they’ll have to do it by themselves.HAZARDOUS DUTYMexican drug cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. The President of the United States is fed up and, as Commander in Chief, has what he thinks is a pretty bright idea — to get hold of Colonel Charley Castillo and his merry band and get them on the case. Unfortunately, that will be difficult. Everybody knows that the President hates Castillo’s guts, and 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: This is going to be hazardous duty.
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