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The Shooters by W.E.B. Griffin
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The Shooters (2008)

by W.E.B. Griffin

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Series: Presidential Agent (4)

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Straightforward....now I know what someone means by "punchy prose". This book just basically says "Hey! Read me! Here's the beginning, here's the detail in the middle, and here's the end! Have a nice day." Not as good as the previous in this series, but Castillo is an interesting enough character to keep me reading the Presidential Agent novels. ( )
  utbw42 | Dec 10, 2014 |
Next in the series, found myself enjoying the character development. The book also seemed to do a good job at Washington politics enmeshed in the times. There is engagement with "the president" always an unnamed character. That's good, I think, because it doesn't engage the political persuasions of the reader: "he would never do that!" And keeps the reader in the adventure. I'll take a break, if I can, before going on to book number four. ( )
  buffalogr | Dec 13, 2013 |
Wonderful book, can't wait to read the next "Gringo" book. I hope Griffin never stops writing about guys doing what needs to be done when it needs done.
This book has action, adventure, intrigue, suspense, and even some romance thrown in. I would recommend this book to any action/adventure reader. ( )
  nursewidener | Oct 5, 2010 |
The Shooters is the 4th book in the Presidential Agent series. In my opinion some of the problems I had with the 3rd book seemed to be corrected and I enjoyed it more like the first.

Charlie once again is on the move and getting about half the sleep he really needs. The President has asked him to get back a DEA agent who's been kidnapped by drug dealers. Castillo, against his better judgment does his best to try and get him back in one piece. Charlie and group have a lot of ground to cover and the less time they take arranging the rescue.

Once again this is really just another 'chapter' in the Presidential Agent 'book'. None of the books really begin or end, but flow from one to another. Overall, I really enjoy listening to these books and they have plenty of action and humor. ( )
  readafew | Aug 27, 2010 |
LC Castillo Forms a team to go to South America to rescue a DEA agent who was kidnapped by drug lords. ( )
  amacmillen | Apr 9, 2010 |
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W.E.B. Griffinprimary authorall editionscalculated
Li, NellysCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Moat, Rebecca J.Cover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 039915440X, Hardcover)

The #1 New York Times-bestselling series returns with a story as up-to-date as the headlines.

The novels of W. E. B. Griffin featuring Delta Force officer Charley Castillo and his band of troubleshooters have won wide praise for their realism, action, and "punchy prose that connects like a right hook" (Chicago Tribune).

Now, still in Argentina tying up loose ends from his investigation into the UN oil-for-food scandal, Castillo is startled when a young man is marched into his office at gunpoint, caught trying to sneak through the fence. It turns out he's an American officer, a lieutenant assigned to the embassy in Paraguay. A key agent for the DEA has disappeared while trying to interdict drugs and very little is being done about it, for phony diplomatic reasons. The lieutenant's heard of Castillo, knows what he's done, and wants his help in getting the agent back. More than that, he's got an innovative plan for dealing with the drug lords themselves.

Intrigued, Castillo gets permission to try it, but the President has just one warning for him: Don't get caught. Charley couldn't agree more-but it might turn out to be something easier said than done. . . .

Filled with Griffin's trademark rich characters and cutting-edge drama, this is an exceptional novel by "a writer of true virtuosity and talent" (Fort Worth Star-Telegram).

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"W. E. B. Griffin's novels featuring Delta Force officer Charley Castillo and his band of troubleshooters have won wide praise for their realism, action, and "punchy prose that connects like a right hook" (Chicago Tribune)." "Now, still in Argentina tying up loose ends from his investigation into the UN oil-for-food scandal, Castillo is startled when a young man caught trying to sneak through the fence of his safe house turns out to be an American officer, a lieutenant assigned to the embassy in Paraguay. A DEA agent has disappeared while trying to interdict drugs, and very little is being done about it, for diplomatic reasons. The lieutenant has heard of Castillo, knows what he's done, and wants his help in getting the agent back." "Castillo reluctantly agrees with the director of National Intelligence and the secretary of state that he is not qualified to try to free the DEA agent, but this decision is overridden by the president, who thinks Castillo can do just about anything, and who has assured the mayor of Chicago - who bounced the missing DEA agent on his knee as a child - that Castillo will get him back." "Fully aware that he's over his head dealing with the international drug trade, Castillo nevertheless starts to comply with the president's order, and quickly finds out that certain elements of the intelligence and military communities who have been ordered to give him whatever support he thinks he needs not only are not ready to help - but seem to be willing to kill him and his men if that's what's necessary to keep him from exposing what they have been up to. And what have they been up to? He doesn't even want to think about it."--BOOK JACKET.… (more)

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