February 08, 2005


I have just finished reading By Order Of The President, the latest pageturner from W.E.B. Griffin. It has everything a Butterworth fan could hope for. Venal and incompetent people at the CIA, the FBI, and the State Department. A bunch of warriors with strong emotional ties to one another, one of whom travels in a privately owned Lear jet. Humor and combat, casual sex (off-camera) and romance, a convoluted plot hinging partly on coincidence and freebies which keeps you on the edge of your seat till the last few pages, where it dribbles off to a happy ending.

Best of all, it is the start of a brand new series. No back story details for a new reader to miss, and no continuity lapses to irritate the devoted follower. What ever happened to Charlie's aunt?

Posted by triticale at February 8, 2005 09:41 PM
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