Curtain of Death

Curtain of Death

Book - 2016
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When two WACs are accosted by Soviet NKGB agents from an officers' club in 1946 Munich and kill three of their attackers to escape, the incident triggers shock waves that have major repercussions throughout a fledgling CIA.
Publisher: New York, New York :, G.P. Putnam's Sons,, [2016]
ISBN: 9780399176739
039917673X
Branch Call Number: Fiction
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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