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Monday, July 29, 2013

By Order of the President by W.E.B. Griffin

I haven’t read any Griffin for awhile and had forgotten how much I enjoy them.  This book is book one in the Presidential Agent series.  Carlos Castillo is a man of many hats who works temporarily for Home Land Security.  He is tasked by the President to find out how well the intelligence community is interacting after the debacle of 9/11.  

The book is formula Griffin, with short chapters, likeable characters and detailed settings.   Once again Philadelphia plays a part in a Griffin tale.  Charley Castillo is a likeable jack of many trades with a very international family.   Griffin does a great job in crafting likeable characters.  He also shows his distain for bureaucratic malaise.   I’m also guessing he has had less than positive experiences with the FBI.

The plot moves quickly, Charley finds some unlikely allies and there are plenty of secondary characters to enjoy.

I recommend the book.


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