The Enemy of My Enemy

The Enemy of My Enemy

Large Print - 2018
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"Special agent James Cronley Jr. finds that fighting both ex-Nazis and the Soviet NKGB can lead to strange bedfellows, in the dramatic new Clandestine Operations novel about the birth of the CIA and the Cold War. A month ago, Cronley managed to capture two notorious Nazi war criminals, but not without leaving some dead bodies and outraged Austrian police in his wake. He's been lying low ever since, but that little vacation is about to end. Somebody--Odessa, the NKGB, the Hungarian Secret Police?--has broken the criminals out of jail, and he must track them down again. But there's more to it than that. Evidence has surfaced that in the war's last gasps, Heinrich Himmler had stashed away a fortune to build a secret religion, dedicated both to Himmler and to creating the Fourth Reich. That money is still out there in the hands of Odessa, and that infamous organization seems to have acquired a surprising--and troubling--ally. Cronley is fast finding out that the phrase "the enemy of my enemy is my friend" can mean a lot of different things, and that it is not always clear which people he can trust and which are out to kill him"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York :, Random House Large Print,, [2018]
Edition: First large print edition
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781984827586
1984827588
Branch Call Number: LARGE PRINT Griffin 2018
LP F GRIFFIN
Characteristics: 446 pages (large print) ; 24 cm

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Jan 29, 2019

THE ENEMY OF MY ENEMY is mostly the usual fare of WEB Griffin and son, William E. Butterworth. Good story telling and, again, a great backdrop of history related to chasing down Nazi war criminals. In this, case there is a focus on two such folks who were very close to the top of the Nazi hierarchy and responsible for some very heinous crimes. Add to that the continued shenanigans of ODESSA and sprinkle in some involvement of the Vatican. There were two elements of this story that were a little disappointing. The first is some overkill in repeating stories already told in the text as new players came on board and needed to be briefed in. The second occurred when a tragedy happened to someone close to the main character, Capt. Cronley. After a very brief moment of grief, it's like it never happened - not very realistic in my mind. To offset those two disappointments, the ending will knock you socks off.

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