Death and Honor - Honor Bound, Bk 4 Author:William E. Butterworth IV, W. E. B. Griffin The year is 1943, and Argentina is officially neutral, but crawling with every kind of spy, sympathizer, and military official imaginable. The hero is Cletus Frade, a Marine pilot recruited by the OSS, with strong family ties to Argentina, and in Death and Honor -- Griffin's fourth book in the series and the first since 1999 -- he's got ... more »a lot on his hands.
OSS chief Wild Bill Donovan has asked him to set up his own official-but-really-OSS airline in Argentina, using "loaned" Lockheed Lodestars and Constellations. Of even more concern are two interwoven German operations. The first is a government scheme for Jews outside the Fatherland to purchase the freedom of their relatives in concentration camps, who will then be transported to Argentina and Uruguay. The second has to do with where that money is going: a plan called Operation Phoenix, which will establish safe havens for senior Nazi officials in Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay. Needless to say, the OSS is very interested in both of them, and if Frade can somehow find out a little more . . . without getting killed,that is. Which, as Frade is about to find out, is easier said than done.« less
A fantastic follow up to the preceding books in this series. I find this whole area of history so interesting, as people in my generation (I'm 71) and later have no idea of the Theater of War as it existed in South America. As a woman I'm not usually drawn to books about wars, even in a historical sense, but Mr. Griffin's other series' involving Philadelphia policemen, and the Presidential Agent series seem to have no gender preference, it is the same with this story line. His books have enough action and background to be a great story for both men and women. The author puts so much detail into the story that it is really "almost like being there."