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October 1945. Germany and Japan have both surrendered, bringing the war to an end. But for Cletus Frade and his band of brave brothers at the OSS, the war is far from over. Unbeknownst to most of the world, the U.S. government, in the closing days of the war, made a deal with Germany, one that involved getting certain German officials to Argentina in exchange for valuable information concerning Soviet intelligence activities within the American military program. Empire and Honor continues on from 2011's Victory and Honor, jumping forward about half a year but continuing the story pretty much seamlessly. The disbanding of the OSS has begun; KGB spies inside the Manhattan Project are still posing a major risk to national security; emerging global political conflict makes the chances of a postwar peace look slim. Lively and exciting, the book should please the authors' many fans.--Pitt, David Copyright 2010 Booklist
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Bestseller Griffin's seventh Honor Bound book, co-written with son Butterworth like the previous entry, 2011's Victory and Honor, continues the series' tradition of bringing espionage's shadow wars to vivid life. Though WWII is over, the pressure on OSS Lt. Col. Cletus Frade is not, due to Operation Phoenix, a long-festering Nazi contingency plan against wartime defeat that aims to establish South American bases from which to launch the Reich's resurrection. U.S. intelligence becomes concerned that U-boats are bringing weapons-grade uranium to conspirators waiting in Argentina to carry on Hitler's legacy. Frade launches a covert op, which Truman "could not have ordered" (to preserve plausible deniability), to prevent the makings of a nuclear weapon from reaching the wrong hands. The pages fly by as the authors mix action and intrigue with a fascinating look at Juan Peron and the Argentina of 1945. Agent: Robert Youdelman. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.