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Book Note: W.E.B. Griffin, The Outlaws

I read this book about 28-Apr-2011. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 2010. This note was last modified Saturday, 03-May-2014 21:37:01 PDT.

This is book 6 of the "Presidential Agent" series.

This note contains spoilers for the book.


Published as by Griffin and Butterworth (his son), copyright is by Griffin, so by the rules I made up a minute ago, I list this under Griffin as the primary author.

This is the latest, book six in the series. I think I read it out of order, but despite big plot arcs (like Castillo's Office of Operational Analysis being shut down and a less sympathetic President coming into office), it doesn't really matter too much.

Castillo is probably too restrained to be believed, at least on the subject of personal enrichment. And the undercurrent that legal processes don't work bothers me. It's not as blatant as in the recent Destroyer novels, but it's pretty bad.

This one is mostly continuing fallout from the "fish farm" (germ warfare lab) in the Congo. Somebody has six barrels of the stuff from there, and is sending them and planting them to be found around the US to emphasize that point. There's some uncertainty about why and who.

There are also people out to get Castillo's ass, and to get the Russian defectors he saved sent back to Russia, where presumably bad things will happen to them. The new president is, apparently, a liberal, and hence willing to sacrifice anybody for his personal convenience.

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