Curtain of Death

Curtain of Death

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January 1946: Two WACs leave an officers' club in Munich, and four Soviet NKGB agents kidnap them at knifepoint in the parking lot and shove them in the back of an ambulance. That is the agents' first mistake, and their last. One of the WACs, a blond woman improbably named Claudette Colbert, works for the new Directorate of Central Intelligence, and three of the men end up dead and the fourth wounded. The 'incident, ' however, will send shock waves rippling up and down the line and have major repercussions not only for her, but for her boss,
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2016]
ISBN: 039917673X (hardcover)
9780399176739 (hardcover)
Branch Call Number: FIC GRIFFIN
Characteristics: 467 pages ; 24 cm

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SEBoiko
Jan 09, 2017

..., we see a situation for what it really is, rather than what we would prefer it to be.

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SEBoiko
Jan 09, 2017

Sarcasm is not nice.

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SEBoiko
Jan 09, 2017

The best-laid plans of mice and men...

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SEBoiko
Jan 09, 2017

WE should all be prepared to meet our maker at any time.

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SEBoiko
Jan 09, 2017

God favors the virtuous,...

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SEBoiko
Jan 09, 2017

And all's fair in love and war?

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SEBoiko
Jan 09, 2017

In for a penny, in for a pound?

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SEBoiko
Jan 09, 2017

..., All's well that ends well.

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USAF1969
Nov 28, 2017

I have read all of W. E. B. Griffin's (and his son William E. Butterworth IV's) books in all of his 7 series. I like this one, CURTAIN OF DEATH much as I have liked all his books - a lot. He writes with a clean style that tells a great story, often including major historical figures around key historical events, some well known and others informative (but he is NOT writing historical fiction in the classic sense). He doesn't over analyze the psychology of his characters and doesn't over-complicate the story he is telling (few major twists and turns). Now I also like twists and turns and deep characters, but sometimes I just like an uncomplicated read - and that's what Griffin does with his books. Some people get frustrated because often there are too many characters to keep track of - but hey, his stories are mostly about war time, and war is a team effort with lots of people needed to accomplish a mission. So while there are a lot of players, that's the way it is in real life, and I like it that way in his books. If you are just picking up Griffin as an author, I recommend you start with the first book in one of his seven series and then read them in order. This one doesn't disappoint. Enjoy!

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Tim44
Jul 19, 2017

Great book. I loved it. Looking forward to the next one.

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kmre_37
Feb 01, 2017

I gave up after 100 pages !

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