FW: Daily Dose: By Order of the President
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Subject: Daily Dose: By Order of the President
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"By Order of the President"
by W. E. B. Griffin
A new romp from an established series. W.E.B. writes anew what
many hope our government is doing. You can't put it down.
Over the years, W.E.B. Griffin's stories of the military and police,
told with crackling realism and rich characters, have won him
millions of fans and acclaim as "the dean of the American war
adventure" (Publishers Weekly). Now he vaults into the present
day with a series as exciting as anything he has ever written.
At an airfield in Angola, two men board a leased Boeing 727; then,
once it is in the air, slit the pilot's throat and fly to parts
unknown. The consternation is immediate, as the CIA, FBI, FAA,
and other agencies race to find out what has happened, in the
process elbowing each other in the sides a little too vigorously.
Fed up, the President of the United States turns to an outside
investigator to determine the truth, an Army intelligence officer
serving as special assistant to the Director of Homeland Security.
Major Carlos Guillermo Castillo, known as Charley, is the son
of a German mother and a Tex-Mex father, a Medal of Honor winner
who died in Vietnam. A pilot, West Point graduate, and veteran
of Desert Storm and the Special Forces, Castillo has a sharp eye
for the facts -- and the reality behind the facts. Traveling undercover,
he flies to Africa, and there, helped and hindered by unexpected
allies and determined enemies, begins to untangle a story of frightening
dimensions -- a story that, unless he can do something about it,
will end very, very badly.
"A bedtime book for Arnold's Terminator to enjoy."
-- Kirkus Reviews
"Part of Griffin's appeal is his dogged attention to detail....
[E]ven the most jargon-laden exchanges between officers -- the
kind of gritty talk best delivered with a well-chewed stub of
cigar between the teeth -- are filled with camaraderie and go
-- Andrew Santella, The New York Times Book Review
"[T]ypical Griffin, which means plenty of action, high-level intrigue,
interesting characters, flip dialog, romance, and a whole lot
of drinking and other carrying on. His fans will enjoy it immensely."
"When a military novel arrives on the scene at a time of war,
it has a certain poignancy. When it does so with Griffin's utter
realism, there is an urgency to the message. By Order of the President
handily exposes dozens of ways intelligence organizations could
easily allow another September 11 to happen just by making their
chief objective covering their own asses. No wonder the novel
is so popular."
-- Sacha Zimmerman, The New
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