W.E.B. Griffin was the author of seven bestselling series: The Corps, Brotherhood of War, Badge of Honor, Men at War, Honor Bound, Presidential Agent, and Clandestine Operations.
Griffin is moving on; he's shifted the setting of his latest military adventure from World War II to the Korean War. Capt. Ken McCoy is thrown out of the Marine Corps when he suggests that North Korea might attack and then hired by the newly minted CIA when it does. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
After eight books in the popular WWII Corps series, Griffin's latest kicks off on the Korean peninsula, where forces from the Communist North have just stormed over the 38th Parallel. Within a few weeks, the old team is back together, most under the steady command of Brig. Gen. Fleming Pickering, whom President Truman recalls from the helm of Trans Global Airways to assume the CIA's top Asian post. As the U.S. Army flounders to contain the North, Pickering struggles to restore Washington's faith in Comdr. Douglas MacArthur and his daring proposal to invade at Inchon. Meanwhile, as Capt. Ken McCoy and Master Gunner Ernie Zimmerman skulk behind enemy lines, seizing a crucial island in preparation for the invasion, a new calamity breaks out: Pickering's son, daredevil pilot Malcolm ("Pick"), gets shot down over a North Korean rice paddy. This new entry in the series moves more slowly than previous ones, as Griffin who served in the army in Korea sets up the historical elements of the conflict and positions all his characters. But once he gets going, he writes with even assurance and a keen eye for military camaraderie and nuance, offering galvanizing drama and a respectful yet irreverent treatment of military procedure and attitudes, not to mention plenty of Scotch. As the book ends with U.S. forces digging in for battle and Pick still missing the dean of the American war adventure has left himself room for plenty of action ahead. National television and ad campaign. (Jan. 14) Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
Praise for W.E.B. Griffin and the Novels of the Corps
"An insider's tale of life in the Marine Corps."--The Orlando
Sentinel "Refreshingly accurate."--Chicago Tribune "A
storyteller in the grand tradition."--Tom Clancy "The best
chronicler of the U.S. military ever to put pen to
paper."--Phoenix Gazette "Terrific reading."--The San Diego
"The poet laureate of the American military...His grasp of history and hi ability to personalize that big picture through the actions of an ever-changing cast of characters not only informs--it is highly entertaining as well."--Los Angeles Daily News "There is no one better."--Chattanooga News-Free Press