The Hostage : Presidential Agent

  • by W. E. B. Griffin
  • Narrated by Dick Hill
  • Series: Presidential Agent
  • 17 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

By Order of the President, the first novel in Griffin's crackling Presidential Agent series, won immediate acclaim from critics and fans alike.Charley Castillo works with the Department of Homeland Security, but more and more is the man to whom the president turns when he needs an investigation done discreetly. And no situation demands discretion more than the one before them now.An American diplomat's wife is kidnapped in Argentina, and her husband is murdered before her eyes. Her children will be next, she is told, if she doesn't tell them where her brother is - a brother, as it turns out, who may know quite a bit about the burgeoning UN/Iraq oil-for-food scandal.There is an awful lot of money flying around, and an awful lot of hands are reaching up to grab it - and some of those hands don't mind shedding as much blood as it takes.Before the investigation is over..it might even be Castillo's blood.

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What the Critics Say

"True virtuosity." (Fort Worth Star-Telegram)
"Cutting-edge. The end leaves readers standing on the tarmac waiting for Castillo and his newly minted band of can-do compatriots to touch down and carry them away again on a new adventure." (Publishers Weekly)

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Most Helpful

Another Tasty Griffin Confection

Griffin's books have repetitive dialog, predictable plots, stereotypical characters...and yet they remain utterly irresistible. The Presidential Agent series follows the pattern of his other four great series. W.E.B. Griffin books have everything you would want from a guilty pleasure. Dick Hill has narrated several books from the various series and he gives a terrific performance here. If you like cliched covert/military action, well described international settings, and self-deprecating yet capable heroes who have their own wealth to rely on, then this latest series will not disappoint.
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- Kevin

Very Tedious

I enjoyed the first half of the book and the characters are interesting enough. However, the last half of the book was so boring and drawn out I found it literally impossible to get thru. It is the first time I failed to finish a tape of any length.
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- Sean

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-02-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio