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William E. Butterworth IV Books In Order

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Publication Order of Clandestine Operations Books

with W.E.B. Griffin
Top Secret (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Assassination Option (2014)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Curtain of Death (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death at Nuremberg (2017)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Enemy of My Enemy (2018)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Badge Of Honor Books

with W.E.B. Griffin
Men in Blue (By: W.E.B. Griffin) (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Special Operations (By: W.E.B. Griffin) (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Victim (By: W.E.B. Griffin) (1991)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Witness (By: W.E.B. Griffin) (1992)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Assassin (By: W.E.B. Griffin) (1993)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Murderers (By: W.E.B. Griffin) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Investigators (By: W.E.B. Griffin) (1998)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Final Justice (By: W.E.B. Griffin) (2002)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Traffickers (With: W.E.B. Griffin) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vigilantes (With: W.E.B. Griffin) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Witness (With: W.E.B. Griffin) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Assets (With: W.E.B. Griffin) (2015)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Broken Trust (With: W.E.B. Griffin) (2016)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Attack (With: W.E.B. Griffin) (2024)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Presidential Agent Books

By Order of the President (By: W.E.B. Griffin) (2004)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hostage (By: W.E.B. Griffin) (2006)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hunters (By: W.E.B. Griffin) (2007)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Shooters (By: W.E.B. Griffin) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Ops (By: W.E.B. Griffin) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Outlaws (With: W.E.B. Griffin) (2010)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Covert Warriors (With: W.E.B. Griffin) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hazardous Duty (With: W.E.B. Griffin) (2013)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rogue Asset (By: W.E.B. Griffin,Brian Andrews,Jeffrey Wilson) (2021)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Honor Bound Books

with W.E.B. Griffin
Honor Bound (By: W.E.B. Griffin) (1994)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood and Honor (By: W.E.B. Griffin) (1996)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Secret Honor (By: W.E.B. Griffin) (2000)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death and Honor (With: W.E.B. Griffin) (2008)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Honor of Spies (With: W.E.B. Griffin) (2009)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Victory and Honor (With: W.E.B. Griffin) (2011)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Empire and Honor (With: W.E.B. Griffin) (2012)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

William E. Butterworth IV is an author that writes military fiction. William has participated in the writing of several bestsellers over the years. However, do not feel too bad if his name isn’t at all familiar to you.

William E. Butterworth IV is the Son of William E. B. Griffin. This is one case where the son has struggled and failed to overcome the shadow of his more famous father. Griffin has several dozen epic novels to his name. Most of those books draw from Griffin’s experience in the army and that might explain why he is so popular.

Griffin’s ability to create visceral and all-consuming military scenarios has made him a stand out. The veteran author went into the army in 1946. He received counterintelligence training in Maryland and got to travel to Germany.

Griffin’s time in the military also saw him participate in the Korean War where he earned recognition for his role as a combat correspondent and an information officer. Griffin has always brought an overwhelming amount of historical experience to the table.

His books often delve into the wars of old, using fictitious plots to shine a light on the forgotten aspects of the conflicts from previous decades.

William E. Butterworth IV was the editor of a Boy Scouts of American magazine before he joined his father in the publishing game. William has been writing for as long as he can remember. Even before he joined his father, William was never that far from the publishing arena.

The author’s collaborative efforts with W. E. B. Griffin began slowly. At first, William E. Butterworth IV was just his father’s editor. Because the two knew each other so well, William found that he was especially effective at helping Griffin coalesce his many ideas into cohesive stories.

Over time, William began to play more of an active role in Griffin’s writing process, at first simply making suggestions about story ideas and plots, and then co-authoring entire novels. William’s collaborative efforts with his father have garnered him a lot of attention.

Admittedly, it is still the W. E. B. Griffin name that draws readers. However, readers have slowly opened their eyes to William E. Butterworth IV’s presence. For the most part, Griffin’s contribution lies in his ability to add authenticity to William’s work by providing all the military jargon and administrative minutiae necessary to make William’s stories come to life.

The writing process isn’t always smooth sailing. William has admitted to clashing with his father on a few occasions. For the most part, though, William does what his father tells him to do. He trusts in Griffin’s ability to use his military experience to tell engrossing stories.

+The Saboteurs

‘Wild Bill’ Donovan and his secret agents are in dire straits. The battle for the Atlantic was already hectic enough, what with German U-boats sinking U.S Vessels at will. But as plans for the invasion of Sicily and Italy begin to take shape, Donovan will soon encounter a terrible surprise.

The Saboteurs is the 5th book in the ‘Men at War’ series. The series has been running since the 1980s. Initially written under a pseudonym, the series aimed to delve into the workings of the Office of Strategic Services, focusing primarily on the adventures of Col. William J. Donovan—the fabled chief of the OSS—and agent Maj. Richard M. Canidy.

This fifth iteration has been described as an attempt by the author to revive the series, a task that was given to William E. Butterworth IV, the son of the original author W. E. B. Griffin.

The book takes readers back to 1943, a time when the United States was in the process of making plans to invade Sicily and Italy. Germany deployed four agents to the United States whose role it was to disrupt the peace in the country.

And they did just that, blowing up trains and train stations and shipping ports and creating an environment of terror within the United States. It was here that ‘Wild Bill’ Donovan was deployed along with a trio of agents.

Their objective was to stop the mayhem and aid America in its efforts to bring the war to a successful close. This book is a fictional account of events in the 1940s. However, William, the author, does extensive research about that time period.

The 1940s are brought to life in great detail. The German Saboteurs and their adventures in the United States take up a lot of screen time. The behind-the-scenes of the Sicilian and Italian invasions by America are only briefly touched upon, which is problematic because William provides a lot of buildup for that story.

William E. Butterworth IV takes readers all over the world. The story jumps from New York to Washington, London to Sicily. The author seems to write with enthusiasts of the Second World War in mind.

+The Outlaws

Charlie Castillo is the man you call when you receive photos of barrels filled with the most dangerous materials in the world, materials that were acquired from a Russian factory but which should have been destroyed.

Someone out there has the means to cause a whole lot of death and mayhem, and Charlie Castillo shouldn’t be able to do anything about it. In fact, he should be out of the business. After all, his secret unit was disbanded.

However, Castillo doesn’t know how to walk away from a fight, not when he knows his team can do a better job of safeguarding American citizens than the contemporary intelligence community.

‘The Outlaws’ is the sixth book in the ‘Presidential Agent’ series. The book picks up where its predecessor left off. Castillo’s unit was disbanded. Now everyone is looking for him. He has had little choice but to disappear.

His plans for the future take an interesting turn when he catches wind of a Russian ploy. Unwilling to miss an opportunity to embarrass the intelligence community, Castillo takes action.

It seems the Russians have gotten their hands on some dangerous materials and they are threatening to use them against the United States if their president doesn’t hand over certain Russian defectors. Castillo doesn’t have much time to act. The Russians also want the United States to hand him over.

And unfortunately for Castillo, the president doesn’t exactly like him.

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6 Responses to “William E. Butterworth IV”

  1. Dedicated Reader: 5 months ago

    The Devil’s Weapons is NOT a W.E.B. Griffin book. It “borrows” from the Men at War characters and plotlines but doesn’t come close to meeting the Griffin standard. I will never buy another book by this author

  2. Richard B.Bender, II: 2 years ago

    I am in the process of re-reading the Marine series of books and finding them as fascinating now as before.

    I have always liked the books that father and son collaborated on. I feel like WEB, IV is just as good a storyteller as his Dad. I keep hoping that he will continue some of the storylines that he and his Dad wrote together under his name.I think he is an excellent author and I would immediately purchase books written by WEB,IV! Looking forward to more works by WEB, Griffin IV.
    Sincerely Rick Bender

    • Charles Waring: 1 year ago

      I was always waiting for the next book in the Marine series.I would love to see it continue at least until the end of the Korean War but preferably until present day

    • Thomas R Belowske Jr: 7 months ago

      I have read all of the WEB Griffin books that I could get my hands on, he is one of my favorite authors, as well as his son, what I would love to see is a continuation of the Corps series of books. I hate how the series just came to a halt there is no closure it just stopped. I just completed Rogue Asset and see that Ken McCoys grandson is a chip off of the old block. Please complete the Corps and give us some closure

  3. George Colouris: 2 years ago

    I see on Amazon a W.E.B. Griffin book with the title of “The Devil’s Weapons (Men at War) by Peter Kirsanow. Is this book for real and should I buy it.

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      Yep it is a real book. It currently lists the Kindle/hardcover release dates as December 2022 with the audiobook in August. We don’t have it listed yet as it’s too far out.


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