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Hazardous Duty (A Presidential Agent Novel) Hardcover – December 31, 2013
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In Griffin’s latest Presidential Agent novel, President Clendennen is having major problems fighting his much-ballyhooed wars on drugs and piracy. Casting about for a sure-fire way to score some big points in the press, Clendennen comes up with a plan that startles everyone around him. He wants to bring back agent Charley Castillo, long on the outs with the president, return him to active duty, and task him with bringing down the Mexican drug cartels and, at the same time, having a go at those pesky Somali pirates. So far it all sounds like pretty standard thriller fare, but throw this into the mix: there is a very real chance that President Clendennen is mentally unbalanced. This has been hinted at in previous novels in the series, but this time it’s a major plot thread. Has the president lost his mind? And, if so, how will his insanity affect the future of the country? The action is solid, and Charley is always an interesting guy to hang around with, but it’s that other story line, the one involving the president’s mental stability, that really captures our interest. --David Pitt
Praise for HAZARDOUS DUTY
“The action is solid, and Charley is always an interesting guy to hang around with, but it’s [the storyline] that really captures our interest.”—Booklist
Praise for the Presidential Agent series
“Tough-fisted…hard-edged…Griffin’s formula is straightforward: set up a bunch of obstacles, and let us watch Charlie knock ‘em down one at a time. His novels promise action, suspense, and rousing entertainment, and they never fail to deliver.”—Booklist
“Punchy prose that connects like a right hook. Griffin should offer Castillo’s services to Washington!”—Chicago Tribune
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Top customer reviews
Sadly disappointed. I'll be extremely wary of the next book.
I am really disgruntled to read this book & find out the further U read--
the more it resembles a movie script for Charley Chaplin / Laurel & Hardy to play in ""KeyStone Cops
Mr Griffin writes a excerpt to explain why the book is written as a comedy of errors--
why couldn't he have wrote a stand alone book with new characters if he wanted
to try his hand writing a Janet Evanovich / Stephanie Plum novel--
at least when I read a Stephanie Plum novel--I know she & Lulu will get into some action
before Ranger comes in to save their butts
Charlie & Sweaty should have faded into the history books like Killer McCoy
if Mr Griffin was tired of writing the story line
Just to add a postscript...wish I'd given this book just ONE star. And in a couple of months Griffin is bringing out another book starting another series. I. Will. Not. Buy. It. I may/may not read a library copy, but WEB Griffin and son will not see another penny of mine.
Apparently I lied to myself since I bought Top Secret. I still hate this book. I still feel betrayed. I still feel that Griffin & Company ripped me off on this book.
Most recent customer reviews
Another great read. Another great series. Bill has done it again. Do we start over with another series or wait for the next one?