It’s 1945 and Harry S. Truman is called to the White House. He’s told that the President is dead and he’s sworn in as the new President. He soon learns shocking things he wasn’t included in as Vice-President. It’s also the end of OSS and the beginning of the CIA.
Flash forward a year and we learn that to Nazi prisoners have escaped from their Nuremberg jail. They were to be prosecuted and made an example of after the war. The man that had caught hem Special Agent Captain James Cronley Jr. aka nicknamed Super Spook. He did the unthinkable was able to catch them and in the process broke a lot of laws. He’s been iced to Buenes Aries while they try to figure out what to do with him.
Well now they know. Since he originally caught them they want him back in Europe and on their trail to re-capture them. He’s also just gotten together with his late best friends wife Ginger. He died while they were in Germany and they have a son. They were all best friends back in college and Ginger was in love with James but he never acted on it. Now he has and he plans to marry her and be a father to her son.
She travels with him and they people going to Germany. She still has a place there and plans to close it and clean it out. When they get there he’s on the trail and soon discovers that Odessa was the ones who broke the two men out of jail. He also discovers that this goes far beyond the breakout. It leads all the way to the Vatican and the Pope. A religious plot and a plan to find billions of dollars the Nazi’s have hidden. James is on the hunt but things take a horrible turn and James’ live takes a terrible turn and he’s out for blood and to find who is behind this plot and to find the men.
The title of the book plays into the story The Enemy Of My Enemy. They always say keep your friends close and your enemies closer. And in the case of this story it’s never been more true. I hadn’t read any of the Clandestine Operations novels before and they are a thrill ride. Twists and turns you don’t see coming and characters you root for. This is the fifth book in the series and it’s easy to jump in and know what’s going on.
You can pick up the book written by W.E.B. Griffin and William E. Butterworth IV in stores on Tuesday, December 11th.