A Presidential Agent Novel
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With The Outlaws, W.E.B. Griffin’s #1 New York Times bestselling Presidential Agent series returns in fittingly high-stakes form.
Charlie Castillo’s secret unit has been disbanded—but that doesn't mean he's out of business. As experience has painfully shown him, there are many things the intelligence community can’t—or won’t—do well, and he has the resources to help set things straight.
But the first opportunity, when it comes, is shocking: A FedEx® package arrives, bearing photos of barrels containing deadly biohazard materials, all of which were supposed to have been destroyed during a raid on a secret Russian factory in the Congo. Who has them, and what do they want? Castillo has a feeling he’s not going to like the answers.
Hardcover Book : 432 pages
Publisher: Putnam Publishing Group ( December 28, 2010 )
Item #: 13-201679
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.25 x 0.97inches
Product Weight: 16.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
"The Outlaws" is disappointing. When I first read "The Lieutenants" years ago, I was fascinated. Excellent plot and character development gave the reader the opportunity to be enveloped by the book. With "The Outlaws", and "The Honor of Spies" before it, the plots and characters have become self-indulgent, fanciful caricatures of James Bond, but with none of Bond's swashbuckling appeal. The characters are so far off the radar as to actually be unappealing. Too bad.
Reviewer: Bill H
When the Butterworths began writing together they had some problems, and the first couple of books were rather disappointing, but they began getting their act together with The Vigilantes, and now, with The Outlaws, they seem to be a real team. Outlaws is a facinating burlesque of the action genre, with all the elements just lightly overdone, and no one gets killed. All that has been done in previous books of the series, and now even most of the fools come out in one piece, chastised, perhaps, but intact. I wonder if this is the end of the Presidential Agent series. I hope not. After this episode, I'd hate to see Carlos and Sweaty and Max and Aloysius and Two-gun and Ambassador Montvale and even President Clendennen disappear. But the Butterworths will be hard pressed to equal Outlaws.
Reviewer: Chuck B