The Saboteurs

The Saboteurs

Book - 2006
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W.E.B. Griffin continues his gripping Men at War series, featuring the legendary OSS.

As the Battle of the Atlantic rages, German U-boats are sinking U.S. vessels at will. Meanwhile, preparations are being made to invade Sicily and Italy. As the war heats up, "Wild Bill" Donovan and his secret agents find themselves battling on two fronts at once. And fate is about to deal them a surprise that may doom them all.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, c2006
ISBN: 9780515143065
9780399153488
0399153489
Branch Call Number: F GRI NVD
Alternative Title: Saboteurs

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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.

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rahmmie
May 15, 2011

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

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