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Publication Order of Men At War Books

The Last Heroes (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secret Warriors (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Soldier Spies / Give Me Liberty (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Fighting Agents /Into Enemy Hands (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Saboteurs (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Double Agents (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spymasters (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Devil's Weapons (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Zero Option (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

William Edmund Butterworth the third was born on 10 November 1929. He is a renowned author of detective and military fiction with over 36 novels written under the name W.E.B Griffin Furthermore, he has also successfully published 11 other novels under his pseudonyms. W.E.B Griffin was brought up in New York and Philadelphia. Grffin joined the United States Army in the year 1949 where he worked under the counter-intelligence department.

The Fighting Agents

The Fighting Agents is the fourth book in the Men at War Series by the critically acclaimed author W.E.B Griffin. It is one of the best reads in the series. This installment has two main plots, one, which involves one James Whitaker, is sent to the Philippines so that he can meet with Wenderll Fertig. Wenderl Fertig was previously a colonel but he promoted himself to the rank of a general so that he could unite the Philippino and United States Army members who had ran into the forest from the Japanese Army. Wenderl has so far managed to assemble 30,000 men whom he will use to fight against the Japanese Army.

The second plot in this book involved Candy whom with the assistance of his group were able to transport nuclear scientist from war torn Germany. Candy used to bring out the scientists through Hungary. Nonetheless, while a few scientists were being sneaked out of Germany, they were arrested. Eric Fulmar and his group of scientists were sentenced to work in the mines for 90 days. With that said, Griffin is able to remind his readers with this installment, why he is regarded as one of the best military fiction writers. The level of excitement in this book is extremely great.

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Spymasters is the fourth installment in the Men at War book series by W.E.B Griffin. Unlike the other books, Spymasters is a project, which was, began by Griffin and completed by his son. In this book, the author dramatizes the pivotal movement, which was critical in campaign against the German leader Hitler. Hitler had planned to attack London with torpedo’s which had been spiked with nerve gas. This installment begins in Poland, which was occupied by German forces. The Polish fighters bomb the railways tracks so that they can be able to stop a train, which was carrying hundreds of Jews for assassination in a death camp. However instead of stopping the train that was transporting Jewish, they stopped a train which was ferrying one of the top ranking German officials.

This incidence in turn, creates a chain of intelligence activities in Italy, Germany and Algeria, all of which were devised with the aim of infiltrating the Nazi’s by turning some of the top officials against Hitler and also pave way for the Normandy invasion by the Americans. However, Churchill who in turn preferred to use the Mediterranean immediately opposes this invasion. Furthermore, there is also another issue, which pertains the trade of the Manhattan Project secrets. The author introduces one Wild Bill Donovan who is the headstrong chief to the Strategic Services Office. We are also introduced to one of Donovan’s leading agent, Dick Canidy, Allen Dules who served as the head of OS, Wolfgang Kapler, an old friend to Donovan and Wernher von Kapler, whose firstborn son is an ardent supporter of the SS. With that said, the writing in this book is forward. This is undoubtedly, a thriller that you will, enjoy.

The Double Agents

The Double Agents is the fourth book in this series and Griffin and his son Butterworth have authored it. This time, the two send the CIA agent, Canidy to secretly check the German Nazi’s supply of poisonous gas in Sicily. As it is already known, the German’s can got to extreme lengths to ensure that they emerge the winners during the war. However Canidy together with his superiors are shocked when they discover evidence of biological and chemical weapons, which were hidden in Sicily. The Americans did all they could by blowing up a ship which was transporting nerve gas. However, Canidy is instructed to go back into the island and check if the mission was successful. If the gas had exploded then it would mean that the streets were full of corpses, thus President Roosevelt would be forced to react. Nonetheless, before Canidy could go head back to Sicily, he is expected to be a part the O.S.S training program in Algeria.

He has to select a team of Italian-American students whose service and loyalty could not be fully guaranteed. David Niven and Peter Ustinov, who are real life actors together with a well renowned actor, are part of the second plot, which was discussed deeply by the authors. The trio are the main characters in the Double agent back story which involved a frozen dead body and a well-thought out plan which will be used to divert the axis powers into thinking that the Allied forces are going to invade the Balkans instead of invading Sicily. With that said, the question that still lingers is whether the enemies are going to swallow ruse? Is Canidy going to establish in due time as to whether the Axis powers are going to use germ and other chemical warfare?

Secret Warriors

In this installment, the Americans have just joined the World War II, while the OSS is still in its early years. This is the third book in the Men at War book series. Like all the previous book in the installment, this book focuses on the Argentina and German connection during World War II. Secret warriors features the characters in the previous installment while at the same time introducing new characters. The year is 1943 and the Nazi have ordered the assassination of Jorge the president of Argentina who is against the Axis powers. The assassination has left the entire country in an extremely tense mood. Nonetheless, the aborted mission was a part of a Nazi led operation to set free a German crew who were aboard, Graf Spee. However, it turns out that the officers who were killed in the attack had extorted money from thousands of Jews who had been placed in concentration camps. All in all, this is an excellent read which will keep you entertained throughout.

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