Top Secret - W. E. B. Griffin & William E. Butterworth IV

Top Secret

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

  • Release Date: 2014-08-05
  • Genre: Action & Adventure
Score: 4
From 373 Ratings


From #1 New York Times bestselling authors W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV comes the first Clandestine Operations novel—featuring a new kind of threat and a different breed of warrior.

In the first weeks after World War II, James D. Cronley, Jr., is recruited for a new enterprise that will eventually be transformed into something called the CIA. For a new war has already begun against an enemy that is bigger, smarter, and more vicious: the Soviet Union.

The Soviets have hit the ground running, and Cronley’s job is to help frustrate them, harass them, and spy on them any way he can. But his first assignment might be his last. He’s got only seven days to extract a vital piece of information from a Soviet agent, and he’s already managed to rile up his superior officers. If he fails now, his intelligence career could be the shortest in history.

Because there are enemies everywhere—and, as Cronley is about to find out, some of them wear the same uniform he does...


  • Top Secret

    By Say-Say Jane
    A terrible book by an author I have enjoyed in the past. It's not at all what you would expect from him, and I will not buy another of his books without reading numerous reviews first. Do not buy it if you have liked his previous works, you'll be disappointed. I have read better books by 3rd graders.
  • Top secret

    By NormanBunnell
    Oh my I'm finished write more I have read them all
  • Great Book if you haven't read Honor Bound

    By Oregongrown68
    W.E.B. Griffin is a masterful author of military historical fiction. He has covered WWII, the Marines, The Police , and Now the Cold War. Alexander Cendese narrated the first book in this new series with the care of other noteable narrators in W.E.B. Griffin series such as Dick Hill. Listening to books the length of most Griffin series can be difficult because of the precise detail he puts into his books. Cendese reads Top Secret like an old fashion radio play. Every Character is unique and precise. I know who is talking each and every time . There are 20 plus different character voices and each is unique. The story itself covers a secret US program to smuggle high ranking Nazi's out of Germany and too Argentina, as well as setting up listening posts to monitor Russian activity in the East. This was a tricky operation because the Russians were our alli. After WWII Germans would rather die then be captured or turned over to the Russians who would torture and kill them. The US provided them safe passage to Argentina for information. This series will discuss the Cold Was from the end of WWII to the End of the Cold War. I highly recommend this AudioBook as it is a great Listen and a great story.
  • Top Secret

    By PinkyMcStink
    Once again WEB Griffin delivers a fast-moving interesting and historically accurate work of fiction on par with anything he and his son have written so far.
  • Wolf 06

    By Wolf 06
    I'm afraid I'll have to see substantial positive reviews before I take another risk with any of the series. The last two books were mostly recaps, boring regurgitation of narrative from previous books, or lacking in substance. What a disappointment after so very many rich, fulfilling days and nights being thrilled by his previous works. I think I'll stick with re-reading his early novels.
  • Top Secret

    By Skiptid
    The book was a relatively good read. However, it was advertised as a "new series" yet it seems to be a continuation of the Honor Bound series with Cletis Frade.
  • Waiting

    By Bonehead1962
    After the last effort from these two ( Hazardous Duty ) which was a TOTAL FLOP, I will not give them any more money until the reviews come in. The initial review does not look promising "lots of talk and no action-sound familiar? This guy used to be my favorite author!