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[W.E.B. Griffin] Æ The Enemy of My Enemy [writing PDF] Ebook Epub Download Æ I liked this series Using some historical facts with the fiction makes for interesting reading and further research Considering so many other possibilities from such evil facts and history is scary As a teenager, I wrote short stories with a few things I knew considered facts but with a lot of my imagination All of my short stories were destroyed during the 1960 Hurricane Donna in the Florida Keys that ended my writing Mixing facts with history seems to bring thingsalive the way the Clandestine Operations series is written I have read most of the other series he has written and just really like his style and fun to read.
I have to give this book 5 Stars because of the author s clever way of giving the reader a history lesson interwoven into fiction This is the story of how the Nazis were trying to escape Germany after the end of WWII, along with money and gold confiscated from the Jews when they were exterminated during the war.
WEB Griffin is a storyteller in the grand tradition I have read envy single one of his books, and I can tell you this one did not disappoint The backdrop are the Nuremberg Trails following the defeat of the Nazis in WWII It s a fascinating tale of young Cotain Cronley on the tail of the infamous ODESSA organization I highly recoomend it SUBJECT READER REVIEW WITH PLOT SPOILERS FOLLOWS The Enemy of My Enemy would seem to conclude Griffin s Clandestine Operations series, as the book ends with the hanging of the convicted criminals following the Nuremburg Trials Now I ll admit there was a fair amount of intrigue that preceded the execution of the sentences, as well as some gruesome discoveries As introduced in earlier series instalments, Heinrich Himmler envisioned the spiritual masthead for the Schutzstaffel, the SS, orpointedly, the Waffen SS, the armed division of the terror troops The Church of Saint Heinrich, fully endorsed by Hitler as fitting for Germandon , was built in a remote castle in Paderborn, Westphalia called Wewelsburg Interestingly, it was built by slave labor assigned to Niederhagen Konzentrationslager, the smallest of the concentration camps In perhaps the most convulsive of discoveries in The Enemy of My Enemy is the sealed hidden tunnel underneath Wewelsburg containing the putrefied corpses of all who built the church before the slager was shut down due to typhus The work camp was controlled from a nearby farmhouse, Kreis Paderborn farm, that the Nazis didn t forget about when it was time to run and hide ODESSA is the acronym for the organization of former SS officers that formed with the fall of Hitler and Berlin Interestingly, there was an unholy association between Vatican City and the Third Reich This affiliation was explained by the Vatican such that the Germans were at least not Godless like the communist Soviets Right, Pope Pius XII was the Vatican emissary to Germany prior to his ascension, and Helmut Cardinal von Hassenburger was his emissary to Berlin in the post war era So.
as the Waffen SS prepared for the inevitable, they stashed perhaps hundreds of millions in the Vatican Bank So ODESSA s assets were hidden in plain sight in the Vatican Bank, but it was tricky to make a withdrawal We all know that the US and Soviets wrestled over the German scientists who remained at the Secret Research Facility on Peenem nde Island Werner von Braun was the most famous, but the competition for the German rocket scientists was fierce The workers who built the experimental rockets and planes at Peenem nde didn t fare so well As the walls were falling in, Berlin dispatches its two most efficient killers to oversee the purging of Peenem nde , including mass burials, some still alive in huge holes in the ground Two senior SS flags, Burgdorf and von Dietelberg, are assigned the purging mission, which brought them intense scrutiny of the ARROW Organization, tasked with uprooting the death camps Somehow, following detention and arrest, these two reptiles escaped and became the most hunted of the senior Nazis, since the vast majority of the top tier ate cyanide or a pistol instead of facing the consequences But they need money bad Coincidentally, the Vatican decides it s time to rehab the Kaiser Wilhelm Church in Berlin, and Archbishop von Hassburger and his understudy Bishop Dietl take the train to Berlin to get the rehab project moving with the authorities Super Spook Cronley sniffs it out as a likely cash delivery for the two ODESSA leaders, and he s dead right on the money Within an hour of confiscating the two plus million dollars from the Vatican reps, the DCI safe house is attacked and Cronley s fianc e s blown to bits So the Directorate of Central Intelligence gets very focused and renews its interest in Wewelsburg Castle, the Cathedral for Saint Heinrich s Church of Germandon When they discover alterations they cannot conquer, the call in the 14th Light Engineer Company and let them have at uncovering Wewelsburg secrets They are eventually pointed at the support farmhouse some six klicks away, and low and behold Burgdorf and von Dietelberg are indeed hiding there, along with many millions for their trip to very South America As for who blew the safe house, all indications are the ODESSA farmed it out to the Hungarian AVO secret police intel organization, and just maybe that provides fodder for a revenge based instalment, n est pas Here s the deal if you re a W.
E.
B Griffin addict, you ll find it a most comfortable read There s a lot of reintro ing of characters, but this is the 5th in the series So, it s expected it s the new meat Griffin brings to the ring that s the spice of life Check it out and see if you don t agree that his novels on this most unknown aspect of World War Two namely after the surrender aren t damn interesting The Enemy of My Enemy is book five in the Clandestine Operations series, which W E B Griffin writes with his son, William E Butterworth IV Their latest thriller begins in the early stages of the Allied Russian occupation following the armistice to end World War II Justice Robert H Jackson is appointed by President Harry S Truman to oversee and conduct courtroom trials of former German SS officers A cadre of Russian and American military officers is ordered to track down any SS men who are still on the loose for prosecution in Nuremburg.
Truman meets with Jackson and Captain Souers, USNR, to discuss the escape of two alleged SS war criminals from American hands in Germany Odessa, a suspected Nazi organization, is believed to have given these men access to escape the Tribunal Prison Captain James Cronley, the young officer who captured them and whose nickname is Super Spook , is working undercover with OSS agent Cletus Frade in Argentina Truman orders Cronley back to Germany with specific instructions to recapture the escapees Cronley s original capture ran into complications with the Austrian authorities, who tried to secure them for trial in Austria, outside of the Nuremburg trials Now, Cronley will work with Russian General Ivan Serov, a former NKGB agent, who is involved in their occupied German sector.
Cronley s past assignments for OSS a presidential appointment dealing with SS personnel during the war expand to eliminate Odessa s operations Odessa has successfully smuggled former Nazi officers with families to countries that will shelter them from extradition, such as Switzerland and Argentina Many riches stolen by the Nazis have disappeared from Germany, France and Austria their conquered lands prior to the war s end.
Griffin and Butterworth write a lesson in history, flavored by colorful personalities Cronley is considered a maverick, unbound by rules, acting with both enthusiasm and diligence Even he knows when he has gone too far His duty dictates that he acts as chief security officer to Justice Jackson, but he is given leeway to bring the SS men back for trial When he meets the entourage that has flown back to Germany from Argentina, another surprise greets the young captain.
Ginger Moriarty, the widow of Cronley s fallen comrade, joins his group, along with her baby, Bruce Father Jack McGrath, a Jesuit priest, is along for the ride as well His expertise in studies of maverick religions may help the Vatican leaders fully understand that Odessa has duped its hierarchy into holding certain Odessa monies Before his suicide, Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler had hidden secrets that reveal the establishment of a religion for SS members alone Gold, securities and other valuables may rest in the fortress of a castle in Bavaria.
Bolstered by those he trusts, Cronley sets out to solve the riddles of escaped prisoners, hidden treasure, the unraveling and elimination of Odessa, and the destruction of a rogue religious order Meanwhile, he falls in love with Ginger, much to the distress of his military superiors Undeterred, he announces his engagement to her In the days ahead, Ginger will be with his group, willingly giving her opinions and advice She and her son will share a place in the safe house provided by Cronley s team, and work with Colonel Mortimer Cohen, who is in charge of operations.
The reader can identify with the hows and whys of events as they may have happened during the postwar years Distrust of the Russians is culled from their history as conquerors Politics of the nearby nations of Austria and France enter the fray when decisions about criminal prosecutions are made Griffin and Butterworth depict the various positions from both political and humanitarian standpoints The Enemy of My Enemy exhibits a hard fact of wartime that trust is a cherished but evasive objective Captain Cronley matures within himself and his assignment, working through personal and public traumas Fans can only anticipate the next Griffin Butterworth collaboration.
Reviewed by Judy Gigstad

Without a doubt the best Griffen bookI have read every series, most books 5 times each orI read each of the series once a year.
Off all these books, about Marines, the Army, the police, the intelligence community then and now this is the best book without compar The Enemy of My Enemy is book five in the Clandestine Operations series, which W E B Griffin writes with his son, William E Butterworth IV Their latest thriller begins in the early stages of the Allied Russian occupation following the armistice to end World War II Justice Robert H Jackson is appointed by President Harry S Truman to oversee and conduct courtroom trials of former German SS officers A cadre of Russian and American military officers is ordered to track down any SS men who are still on the loose for prosecution in Nuremburg.
Truman meets with Jackson and Captain Souers, USNR, to discuss the escape of two alleged SS war criminals from American hands in Germany Odessa, a suspected Nazi organization, is believed to have given these men access to escape the Tribunal Prison Captain James Cronley, the young officer who captured them and whose nickname is Super Spook , is working undercover with OSS agent Cletus Frade in Argentina Truman orders Cronley back to Germany with specific instructions to recapture the escapees Cronley s original capture ran into complications with the Austrian authorities, who tried to secure them for trial in Austria, outside of the Nuremburg trials Now, Cronley will work with Russian General Ivan Serov, a former NKGB agent, who is involved in their occupied German sector.
Cronley s past assignments for OSS a presidential appointment dealing with SS personnel during the war expand to eliminate Odessa s operations Odessa has successfully smuggled former Nazi officers with families to countries that will shelter them from extradition, such as Switzerland and Argentina Many riches stolen by the Nazis have disappeared from Germany, France and Austria their conquered lands prior to the war s end.
Griffin and Butterworth write a lesson in history, flavored by colorful personalities Cronley is considered a maverick, unbound by rules, acting with both enthusiasm and diligence Even he knows when he has gone too far His duty dictates that he acts as chief security officer to Justice Jackson, but he is given leeway to bring the SS men back for trial When he meets the entourage that has flown back to Germany from Argentina, another surprise greets the young captain.
Ginger Moriarty, the widow of Cronley s fallen comrade, joins his group, along with her baby, Bruce Father Jack McGrath, a Jesuit priest, is along for the ride as well His expertise in studies of maverick religions may help the Vatican leaders fully understand that Odessa has duped its hierarchy into holding certain Odessa monies Before his suicide, Nazi leader Heinrich Himmler had hidden secrets that reveal the establishment of a religion for SS members alone Gold, securities and other valuables may rest in the fortress of a castle in Bavaria.
Bolstered by those he trusts, Cronley sets out to solve the riddles of escaped prisoners, hidden treasure, the unraveling and elimination of Odessa, and the destruction of a rogue religious order Meanwhile, he falls in love with Ginger, much to the distress of his military superiors Undeterred, he announces his engagement to her In the days ahead, Ginger will be with his group, willingly giving her opinions and advice She and her son will share a place in the safe house provided by Cronley s team, and work with Colonel Mortimer Cohen, who is in charge of operations.
The reader can identify with the hows and whys of events as they may have happened during the postwar years Distrust of the Russians is culled from their history as conquerors Politics of the nearby nations of Austria and France enter the fray when decisions about criminal prosecutions are made Griffin and Butterworth depict the various positions from both political and humanitarian standpoints The Enemy of My Enemy exhibits a hard fact of wartime that trust is a cherished but evasive objective Captain Cronley matures within himself and his assignment, working through personal and public traumas Fans can only anticipate the next Griffin Butterworth collaboration.
Reviewed by Judy Gigstad I was at a disadvantage reading this novel, as I had not read any of the previous 4 Clandestine Operations books, nor any book by W.
E.
B Griffin Therefore, it took me a good 1 4 of the book to get into it and grasp the way the story was told The first 1 4 was really slow with almost childish dialog In fact, that is how Griffin evidently tells his stories.
through dialog Once I got used to that style, and past that boring first quarter, it became a rip roarin WWII historical novel The hero of the Clandestine Operations novels is Capt Jim Cronley Super Spook Surrounded by major characters including President Truman, a former Supreme Court Justice now the head of the Nuremburg Trials, military officer friends of Cronley, a Russian General, and a Vatican Cardinal and his entourage All end up involved in stopping Odessa, a Nazi organization planning to create the Fourth Reich and a religion started by Himmler, using money stolen by the Nazis during the War But for the first part of the book and the constant use of dialog rather than narrative , The Enemy of My Enemy would deserve 5 stars.
In book 5 of the Clandestine Operations series we getof the same formula that the rest of the series has given us This isn t always a good thing when it occurs that the book keeps trying to tell us the story in exposition rather than by showing us with action I have had similar complaints on earlier works in the series and they are still present I will say there are actually a few decent action sequences and I there were only 4 or so long repeated sections of the same informationthan once in the book itself This is a positive in that former volumes of this series have had several passages repeated multiple times with minor variations encompassing probably half of the book.
I rented this book at the library and wouldn t purchase it I long for the days of the higher quality Griffin series that hold higher detail and actually encompassinteresting tales but we shall see if the current Father and Son collaborations can pull off better stories than they have.
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 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