The Saboteurs

The Saboteurs

Book - 2006
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If coincidence had thrown these men together in any normal military organization, and if, improbably, they had become buddies there, any commanding officer with enough sense would have broken up the gang as threats to "good military order and discipline." But they weren't in any normal military organization. They were in the Office of Strategic Services. The Battle of the Atlantic is at its peak. Packs of German U-boats are hunting and sinking U.S. supply ships. Ships are burning at their moorings in U.S. ports, and a series of explosions has afflicted trains and train stations around the country - is it all accidental or is it sabotage? Meanwhile, Allied forces are secretly preparing to invade first Sicily and then Italy, and there is a lot of work that needs to be done beforehand, some with the most unlikely of helping hands.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, c2006.
ISBN: 9780399153488
Call Number: GRIFFIN
Characteristics: 497 p. ; 19 cm.
Subjects: United States. Office of Strategic Services -- Fiction.
Adventure fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service -- Fiction.
Alternative Title: SabOSSteurs


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actodd Jul 05, 2013

The first three books of this series were solid. The fourth book (The Fighting Agents) began to show signs of bloat as Griffin added more subplots than he could effectively manage.

The Saboteurs falls way short of the rest of the men at war series. It strikes me as more of a throw-away book in the series since it does nothing to advance the overall storylines of Canidy, Fullmar, Bitter, Ann, Douglas, or the rest. Canidy and Fullmar were the only main series characters to have any role in the book, and even those were secondary.

The main plot - German Abwher agents in the US - had potential, but was resolved through petty coincidences. The resolutions Griffin used weren't satisfactory in any way.

Simply poor writing.

I'll finish the series since I only have one more to go, but I don't plan on trudging through #6 if it's anything at all like The Saboteurs.

May 15, 2011

Extremely disappointing. It looks like Griffin's son did not inherit his father's talent


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