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Penguin: Putnam Trade Fall 2018

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The Enemy of My Enemy
9780735213067 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Action & Adventure Dec 11, 2018
$39.00 CAD
Active 6.43 x 9.28 x 1.49 in 400 pages Putnam G.P. Putnam's Sons
Special agent James Cronley Jr. finds that fighting both ex-Nazis and the Soviet NKGB can lead to strange bedfellows, in the dramatic new Clandestine Operations novel about the birth of the CIA and the Cold War.

A month ago, Cronley managed to capture two notorious Nazi war criminals, but not without leaving some dead bodies and outraged Austrian police in his wake. He’s been lying low ever since, but that little vacation is about to end. Somebody—Odessa, the NKGB, the Hungarian Secret Police?—has broken the criminals out of jail, and he must track them down again.

But there’s more to it than that. Evidence has surfaced that in the war’s last gasps, Heinrich Himmler had stashed away a fortune to build a secret religion, dedicated both to Himmler and to creating the Fourth Reich. That money is still out there in the hands of Odessa, and that infamous organization seems to have acquired a surprising—and troubling—ally.

Cronley is fast finding out that the phrase “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” can mean a lot of different things, and that it is not always clear which people he can trust and which are out to kill him.

Story Locale: Germany

Series Overview: Griffin’s newest series, Clandestine Operations, is a thrilling look into the deadly espionage of the Cold War and the beginning of a top-secret organization called the Central Intelligence Agency.

A NEW BESTSELLING SERIES FROM W. E. B. GRIFFIN: All New York Times bestsellers.

FAN FAVORITE: James Cronley was introduced in the Honor Bound series, and now he gets a series of his own.

CLASSIC GRIFFIN: The Clandestine Operations series features all the characteristics that have made Griffin’s novels so successful: crackling realism and adventure, rich characters, real heroes, and a special flair for the military heart and mind.

NEW IN PAPERBACK: Death at Nuremberg, which will feature a teaser chapter from The Enemy of My Enemy

W. E. B. Griffin is the author of seven bestselling series: The Corps, Brotherhood of War, Badge of Honor, Men at War, Honor Bound, Presidential Agent, and Clandestine Operations. He lives in Fairhope, Alabama, and Buenos Aires, Argentina.

William E. Butterworth IV has been a writer and editor for major newspapers and magazines for more than thirty years, has worked closely with his father for several years on the editing and writing of the Griffin books, and is the coauthor with him of eighteen novels, most recently Broken Trust and Death at Nuremberg. He lives in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Author Residence: Fairhope, Alabama; Buenos Aires, Argentina; and St. Petersburg, Florida

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Praise for W. E. B. Griffin and the Clandestine Operations series

“Our authors fill the narrative with action, snappy dialogue, and painlessly-added historical setting—and as a result, as with all Clandestine Operations novels, the pages fly by.”—Christian Science Monitor

“An incredible mix of intrigue and diplomacy from a literary team that ignites suspense loves everywhere. Readers will be panting for the next novel.”—Suspense Magazine

“A Griffin adventure to bring out the Walter Mitty in every red-white-and-blue-blooded American male.”—Kirkus Reviews

“Engaging…It’s a testament to the authors’ skill and wide experience that the pages seem to turn themselves.”

—Publishers Weekly

“An excellent series. The period between WWII and the Cold War offers raw material for several books, and as fans of Griffin’s body of work are well aware, he really sinks his teeth into politics and history.”—Booklist

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