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Book Note: W.E.B. Griffin, Empire and Honor

I read this book about 13-May-2015. This is the first time I've read this book. The book is copyright 2012. This note was last modified Saturday, 16-May-2015 00:25:54 PDT.

This is book 7 of the "Honor Bound" series.

This note contains spoilers for the book.


Written with his son William E. Butterwork IV, as all recent ones have been.

Yeah, out of order again, I read the continuation of this story previously.

Cleanup after WWII, and trying to save the Gehlen network of spies in the East (especially the Soviet Union, which everybody is focusing on as the new enemy). This involved a decision to save some people who were in fact despicable Nazis; the choice offered us was all the Abwehr Ost people and their families, or nothing. The characters in this book, at least, arew aware of which are which, and we somehow never end up having to deal with the bad ones as good guys.

Introducing a new character, Lieutenent Cronley, who grew up near Cletus Frade and has the same rich-boy attitude of being able to do what he sees as right. So far he and Frade haven't come to blows.

The story of U-234 and its cargo of uranium plays out through this book. Since the enriched form of uranium used for a bomb is U-235, that boat ID kicks me every time, but I assume it's a historical fact. Which leaves it being weird that nobody in the book notices; but they probably know a lot less about atomic bombs than I do, even the ones cleared to have information.


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