Curtain of Death

Curtain of Death

From #1 "New York Times" bestselling author W. E. B. Griffin comes the dramatic third novel in the Clandestine Operations series about the Cold War, the fledgling Central Intelligence Agency and a new breed of warrior. 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 bac...

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Title:Curtain of Death
Author:W.E.B. Griffin
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:480 pages

Curtain of Death Reviews

  • Pastor Parker
    Dec 27, 2016

    I've read ever Griffin book there is with that name, and I neve expected the Corps to be equaled, but this series is coming close. Thanks for a good read. .... but next time, give us clergy a better break! Like Padre Welnar, we're aren't all jerks.

  • Melissa
    Jan 07, 2017

    I have read all of Mr Griffins books and have enjoyed them. He has not disappointed me yet. I would recommend his books to anyone interested in reading about the military, police work or history

  • Russell B. Temple
    Jan 10, 2017

    Great read, one of the better books in the series. Can't wait until the next installment. Keep up good work

  • Cynthia W
    Jan 15, 2017

    I've read all of Mr. Griffin's books, but the ones that his son writes with them are not nearly as well-written as the ones he wrote on his own. And the cover of this book is just dreadful. If you haven't read his other books, be sure to read the Brotherhood of War series. They were the best.

  • Mysterytribune
    Jan 09, 2017

    While we liked this story and think the character of Cronley is somewhat entertaining for W.E.B Griffin fans, The portrayal of the main character is less believable as a historical spy figure. Few peer critics noted out to us that the activities portrayed in the plot don’t necessary mirror that of a real spy operation at the time and the counterintelligence officers do not run around blabbing secret information to everybody they meet, as Jim Cronley seems to do on a regular basis.

    Having said tha

    While we liked this story and think the character of Cronley is somewhat entertaining for W.E.B Griffin fans, The portrayal of the main character is less believable as a historical spy figure. Few peer critics noted out to us that the activities portrayed in the plot don’t necessary mirror that of a real spy operation at the time and the counterintelligence officers do not run around blabbing secret information to everybody they meet, as Jim Cronley seems to do on a regular basis.

    Having said that, this is book which is engaging, easy to read and intriguing although a bit predictable in terms of the plot. Overall, this book is an entertaining read for historical thriller fans and Griffin loyalists.

  • John
    Jan 13, 2017

    The continuing adventures of James Cronley and the new Directorate of Central Intelligence, successor to the OSS. This story is more about posturing and positioning than about feuding and fighting. There are only about a dozen rounds of ammunition expended, which is probably the all time low for a W. E. B. Griffin military novel. Slowly, but surely, the post WWII bad guys are being identified. How they will be dealt with, only time will tell.

  • Ken Boardman
    Jan 11, 2017

    I have to admit I did finish this book. I have read all of the Griffin novels over the years and have generally found them entertaining and fun. They are now to the point that so much time is spent giving background on previous characters and plots that there is little left new to read. If you are a first time reader of Griffin go back to his first army novels and read through them and skip this one. If you are a long time reader, this could be a comfortable evening or two of mindless entertainm

    I have to admit I did finish this book. I have read all of the Griffin novels over the years and have generally found them entertaining and fun. They are now to the point that so much time is spent giving background on previous characters and plots that there is little left new to read. If you are a first time reader of Griffin go back to his first army novels and read through them and skip this one. If you are a long time reader, this could be a comfortable evening or two of mindless entertainment.

  • Tom
    Jan 19, 2017

    Much as I generally like Griffin/Buttersworth's post-WWII Cold War pot boilers, this one (while still including some familiar faces) is a bit turgid and far-fetched. Ah well, no one ever said I once read comic books for the great literature!

  • Chris
    Jan 22, 2017

    I am really enjoying this series because of how it continues on the stories from South America, and because it tells the history of a time period that is forgotten. There is lots of history of WWII, but it ends at the end of the war, and doesn't continue into the beginning of the cold war.

  • David E. Nulph
    Jan 23, 2017

    Interesting novel, a unique loom into the early days of the CIA.

    An easy read, better when you understand the history.