The Double Agents

Filed under: Ian Fleming,Misc Books on Jun 30, 2007 at 4:32 pm

Last month Mitch Silver released his first novel In Secret Service featuring Ian Fleming in a very prominent role. (You can read my review here) Another book this year also features Ian Fleming as well as Major David Niven who played James Bond in the unofficial 1967 spoof Casino Royale. The Double Agents, authored by veteran W.E.B. Griffin and his son William E. Butterworth IV, is the sixth book in Griffin’s Men at War series. The book was released on June 26. See Amazon.

Putnam Books:

In this second novel co-authored by W.E.B. Griffin and his son William E. Butterworth IV, Office of Strategic Services Director Wild Bill Donovan in March 1943 delivers intel to President Franklin Roosevelt that could change the course of the war. OSS agent Dick Canidy has snatched a scientist out from under the noses of the German SS — and he reports that the Germans have both nerve gas and germ warfare programs in Sicily. Perhaps worse, no one working for AFHQ General Dwight Eisenhower — neither Americans nor Brits based in Algiers — believes that the programs exist. Outraged, FDR wants irrefutable evidence — and he wants his old pal Donovan to get it however he has to. Meanwhile, OSS agents at Whitbey House Station outside of London are involved with British agents Major David Niven and Commander Ian Fleming in a subterfuge so secret that even Eisenhower is kept in the dark about it. Will the enemy swallow the ruse? Will Dick Canidy find out in time if indeed the Axis is planning to use vicious germ and chemical warfare against the Allies? And then there’s the question of what happened to Canidy’s missing sweetheart, Ann Chambers; her father wants answers, and is threatening to use his vast publishing empire to get them … even if that might mean shining a bright light on the shadowy OSS.

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