Curtain of Death: A new page-turner thriller by W.E.B. Griffin

Curtain of Death is the riveting third installment in the NY Times bestselling Clandestine Operations thriller series by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth.  This latest page-turner has it all: Cracking realism and adventure, rich characters, and a special flair for the military heart and mind.

A Brief Summary: 

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 back of an ambulance. That is the agents’ first mistake, and their last. One of the WACs, a blond woman improbably named Claudette Colbert, works for the new Directorate of Central Intelligence, and three of the men end up dead and the fourth wounded.

The “incident,” however, will send shock waves rippling up and down the line and have major repercussions not only for her, but for her boss, James Cronley, Chief DCI-Europe, and for everybody involved in their still-evolving enterprise. For, though the Germans may have been defeated, Cronley and his company are on the front lines of an entirely different kind of war now. The enemy has changed, the rules have changed—and the stakes have never been higher.

Our Take: 

This book is one of those thriller titles which you can pick up if you are looking for something entertaining! The novel is writtern in a very easy language and even at 460+ pages, it can be read in one sitting.

Although the style is somehow different, the novel reminded us of Clive Cussler books so if you are a fan of Cussler, you will enjoy this book.

Our Rating: 3.8

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