Required Reading

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Top Secret by W.E.B. Griffin

I haven't read any Griffin's for several years.   This one is post WWII and the movement of Germans to Argentina.    It also is involved with the birth of the CIA from the ashes of the OSS.

Jimmy Cronley is the main protagonist for the story.  Jimmy, whose moniker I suspect is used, to emphasize his barely mature 22 years of age.   Jimmy appears to have been introduced in an early book but a back story appears about a quarter into the book.  

Griffin always imbues enough history to make his books feel realistic.   In fact, it is sometimes difficult to separate his flight of fantasy with reality.  Jimmy's youth and naivety contribute a lot to the movement of the plot.  

Another factor that appears common in Griffin's books is the relationship to someone with stupendous wealth willing to go with what ever program is being pursued.   Griffin also never hesitates to kill off characters to promote his story line.


I enjoyed the book.

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