Hazardous Duty - W. E. B. Griffin & William E. Butterworth IV

Hazardous Duty

By W. E. B. Griffin & William E. Butterworth IV

  • Release Date: 2013-12-31
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
Score: 3
From 501 Ratings


The Presidential Agent adventures return in the most harrowing novel yet in the #1 New York Times–bestselling series.

M exican drug cartels are shooting up the streets of Laredo and El Paso. Somali pirates are holding three U.S. tankers for ransom. The President is fed up and has what he thinks is a pretty bright idea—to get hold of Colonel Charley Castillo and his merry band and put them on the case. Unfortunately, that will be difficult. Everybody knows that the President hates Castillo’s guts, has just had him forcibly retired from the military, and now Castillo’s men are scattered far and wide, many of them in hiding. There are also whispers that the President himself is unstable—the word “nutcake” has been mentioned.

How will it all play out? No one knows for sure, but for Castillo and company, only one thing is definite: It will be hazardous duty.


  • Liked all books in this series but this one had too much repetition

    By Tomhunt504
    Of previous books. Hardly any new content. A real disappointment
  • Unfulfilling

    By redstackpmc
    Too over the top, not what I was expecting from this series. A rare disapointment
  • Hazardous Dury

    By Chich chie
    My first W.E.B. novel. I found it, well read, at the VA JACC in Pensacola, FL. Not knowing what to expect, I gave it a chance, found it funny and in many ways related to my own experience with certain officers and non coms who spent less time serving and more time behaving like untouchable horn-dogs. Nonetheless, it got me started on reading other WEB novels, Starting with the Honor series, right on through the Aviator series and into the Corps series...and that can’t be a bad thing. Read it for what it is, a tongue in cheek look at some of the people in the service of an out of control president.
  • Complex plot line that made no sense

    By gregwall6
    This book is one of the worst books I have read including the books of the summer reading list of when I was in high school over forty year’s ago. This is a waste of ten dollars I would have rather given the ten dollars to a homeless person it would have been better spent that way. The plot line had to many characters in it and followed no rhyme or reason. The title of this book is Hazardous Duty. Where was the hazardous duty at there was none they traveled to and from places with no intrigue or anything in the form of excitement. I like W.E.B Griffin books I have several complete series of his and reread them often I am glad I did not read this one first or I would not have read any of his other books.
  • Horrible ending to the series

    By KenTall
    Don’t bother with this book. It’s no where near as good as others in the series and was a VERY disappointing way to end the series. I love WEB Griffin’s storytelling, but there was no evidence of his guiding hand in this story by another author. Worse than a waste of time.
  • Terrible

    By Ohyeahfun
    After reading many of his earlier books and thoroughly enjoying them this was a total dud. Instead of action and intrigue i wasted my time with a stupid story. Very disappointed, would not recommend at all.
  • Hazardous Duty

    By Chinook62
    A go nowhere novel. Unimaginative at best. Totally disappointed, barely finished this book. Should have stopped at the seventh book in the series. Save your money.
  • Hazardous Duty

    By WEB Grffin
    Too much chaos. Overwhelming to try and keep up. Very disappointed.
  • The W.E.B. Brand is it deep trouble

    By punster1221
    Hazardous Duty is a ridiculous, inane, and disappointing failure. After decades of reading great W.E.B. adventure with smart characters, along comes this dopey book that tries and fails miserably to be cute & funny. The once heroic characters of the Presidential Agent series are suddenly just toying with antagonists in the White House who are no more than hillbilly buffoons and butt-kissers that present a greater danger to each other than to the heroes whose lives and adventures were the reason I bought the book. I warn any W.E.B. fan - avoid this book like the plague. It will destroy your respect and image of W.E.B. If the torch has been passed to the next generation, the flame obviously went out in the process. I gave it one star only because most of the words in the book were spelled correctly.
  • A horrible read.

    By Z Becker
    This series started out really well and the following books have all been pretty good, even though there is a lot of repetition of the back story. This book, however, was boring, plotless, silly to the point of being mind numbing and just plain boring. Based on the previous books in the series I kept reading in hopes it would get better. It never did.