The Assassination Option (Clandestine Operations Series #2)

The Assassination Option (Clandestine Operations Series #2)

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  James Cronley’s first successful mission for the new Central Intelligence Directorate has drawn all kinds of attention, some welcome, some not, including from the Soviets, his own Pentagon, and a seething J. Edgar Hoover. Now complications have sprung  up all over, including a surprising alliance between the Germans and, of all things, the Mossad; and an unplanned meeting with an undercover agent against the Soviets known only as Seven K.. Cronley knows that if just one thing goes wrong, he’s likely to get thrown to the wolves. And he thinks he hears them howling now.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780515155693
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/24/2015
Series: Clandestine Operations Series , #2
Pages: 496
Sales rank: 105,450
Product dimensions: 4.20(w) x 7.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Griffin is the author of seven bestselling series: The Corps, Brotherhood of War, Badge of Honor, Men at War, Honor Bound, Presidential Agent, and now 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 over twenty-five years, and has worked closely with his father for several years on the editing of the Griffin books. He is the co-author of several novels in the Badge of Honor, Men at War, Honor Bound, and Presidential Agent series. He lives in St.Petersburg, Florida.


Coppell, Texas

Date of Birth:

November 10, 1929

Place of Birth:

Newark, New Jersey

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“It's a testament to the authors' skill and wide experience that the pages seem to turn themselves.” —Publishers Weekly

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“A thrilling new series entitled Clandestine Operations has begun, opening doors into special ops, investigating the path to the Cold War, and unveiling clandestine connections between Argentina and Germany during WWII. . . . This incredible mix of intrigue, diplomacy and, of course, a bit of romance, is fantastic. The reader will note the horror of the war, along with the massive role intelligence agents played in the eventual victory.  In other words, when this story from a literary team that ignites suspense lovers everywhere comes to a close, readers will be panting for the next novel.”—Suspense Magazine

“Lots of interesting period history, dry humor, and clever scheming.”—Publishers Weekly

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The Assassination Option 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 26 reviews.
KumaFL More than 1 year ago
Griffin's books use a lot of rehashing of past books to flesh out volume. I can't see that the addition of his son to the authorship of his books has been a boon to readers. With his next book being delayed for 8 months (I preordered it on 5 August 2014 for the original publication/delivery date of 30 December 2014. That date has now been set back to 4 August 2015. I have cancelled my preorder and have decided I will no longer purchase his books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Have read all the books going back to the Lieutenants and the quality has gotten poorer and poorer. This book has an inordinate amount of silly conversations that add nothing to the story. I think I will pass on the next ones until I have an opportunity to read a review .
BmanOH More than 1 year ago
pretty much what you expect for the web griffin novel I enjoyed visitingI enjoyed visiting with old friends and look forward to it again
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a long time WEB Griffin fan but thought the first book in this series was a little short on substance. I was really unsure if I wanted to purchase the second book but and glad I did. This is a much better effort. I still find this a little short on character development which for me has been a hallmark of WEB Griffins story telling. I often go back and re-read his books to visit these "people" I've come to know.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
boring. goes nowhere and lost in sooo many conversations of technical details.
Anonymous 10 months ago
We'll miss you old friend Rest in Peace
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed the book
Mac70Sir More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed Mr Griffens books for over thirty years. His book series the Botherhood of War portrays the services as they were in the 50s, 60s, and 70s. I also enjoyed his novels of the Corps.
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Gcaugh More than 1 year ago
I just enjoy reading W.E.B. Griffin's books I think I have read every one of his books...especially the "Corps" series  and am looking forward to the next in this series
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