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10 NOVEMBER 2011
FIRST TIME IN PAPERBACK - THE OUTLAWS
On 27 December 2011, Book VI in the Wall Street Journal and New York Times No. 1 bestselling Presidential Agent series, THE OUTLAWS, will be published in Premium Paperback by Jove. Read the excerpt here. And order your copy here.
28 JUNE 2011
THE VIGILANTES NOW IN PAPERPACK
The Jove premium paperback edition of THE VIGILANTES, Book X in the bestselling Badge of Honor series, is now on sale. Read the excerpt here. And order your copy here.
06 JUNE 2011
NEW HONOR BOUND EXCERPT
Read the sneak peek of VICTORY AND HONOR, Book VI in the bestselling Honor Bound series, which goes on sale 09 August 2011. Read the excerpt here. And order your copy here.
01 OCTOBER 2010
NEW EXCERPT — C. G. CASTILLO & CO. RETURN!
THE OUTLAWS, Book VI in the #1 bestselling Presidential Agent series, goes on sale 29 December 2010. Read the excerpt here. And order your copy here.
10 SEPTEMBER 2010
Here’s another for everyone’s bookshelf: It’s a gutsy, gritty thriller told only as one who’s been there and done that could write it. You will long remember this terrifying, timely tale—and its terrific new writer. General Tony Zinni said of the book: “Exciting, creative, and heart-pounding ... a great survival story, superbly told.” General Chuck Horner wrote: “Like Tom Clancy, Young has an eye for detail about military equipment, operations, and thinking that will ring true with any veteran . . . his portrayal of Afghanistan is worth the read alone.” And from the Publishers Weekly review: “... believable characters and an exciting plot ... one of the better thrillers to come out of the Afghan theater.” Learn more at www.thomaswyoung.com
21 JULY 2010
THE HONOR OF SPIES COMING TO PAPERBACK
The Jove paperback edition of THE HONOR OF SPIES, Book V in the bestselling Honor Bound series, goes on sale 28 December 2010. Click here for where to buy your copy. And read the excerpt here.
12 MAY 2010
THE TRAFFICKERS COMING TO PAPERBACK
The Jove paperback edition of THE TRAFFICKERS, Book IX in the bestselling Badge of Honor series, goes on sale 25 May 2010. Click here for where to buy your copy. And read the excerpt here.
08 APRIL 2010
COMPLETE W.E.B. GRIFFIN BIBLIOGRAPHY
By popular request, the complete listing of all books, including those written under previous pen names, can be found here.
07 FEBRUARY 2010
ISAAC CAMACHO, AN AMERICAN HERO
Some 500 Viet Cong soldiers overran the Hiep Hoa Special Forces Camp on the night of 22 November 1963, in the process capturing four Americans, including Isaac “Ike” Camacho, an E-3 with 5th Special Forces Group. This is his amazing story of survival—written with the help of Special Forces Sergeant Major Billy Waugh, U.S.A. (Retired)—that details his being caged and chained and beaten in a Viet Cong Prisoner of War camp for more than 20 months before escaping on 09 July 1965. For four days he evaded North Vietnamese patrols hunting him. Learn more, including how to buy the book, here.
15 JANUARY 2010
THE ONLY THING WORTH DYING FOR
THE ONLY THING WORTH DYING FOR by Eric Blehm is an extraordinary, captivating account of our heroic warriors—a remarkable U.S. Army Special Forces unit’s hard-fought success against incredible odds. It reads with the thrill of fiction—but this is the damned deadly real deal. Billy Waugh said of it: “No other book has gone to such depths in research, nor been so describing in recounting this critical mission during the earliest days after 9/11 when the U.S. Army Special Forces waged unconventional warfare in Afghanistan.” Stephen Coonts said: “…A literary masterpiece about modern war….That America has soldiers like these should fill every American heart with pride. Read this book!” Learn more here.
29 DECEMBER 2009
FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM
Writer David Martindale recently spoke with Four leading up to the book tour for THE HONOR OF SPIES (itinerary here). He writes:
“It’s impossible for William E. Butterworth IV to talk about his life as a novelist without mentioning his famous father.
“After all, his dad, W.E.B. Griffin, the prolific author of six bestselling book series, casts a long shadow.
“ ‘Dad’s one of the masters,’ Butterworth, a longtime North Texan, says. ‘His body of work is huge...’ ”
Read the entire piece here.
08 DECEMBER 2009
BOOK TOUR FOR THE HONOR OF SPIES
The promotion tour for Book V in the bestselling Honor Bound series, THE HONOR OF SPIES, has been posted here.
07 DECEMBER 2009
PAPERBACK EDITION OF BLACK OPS
Book V in the #1 bestselling Presidential Agent series, BLACK OPS, will be published as a paperback edition on 29 December 2009. Click here for where to buy your copy. And read the excerpt here.
04 DECEMBER 2009
SPECIAL OPERATORS DEFENSE FUND
“People sleep peaceably in their beds at night,” George Orwell wrote, “only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.”
Insurgents in Fallujah, Iraq, on 31 March 2004 ambushed four Americans working for the military contractor Blackwater USA. The former U.S. Army Rangers and U.S. Navy SEALs were serving as security guards when attacked and killed. The images of these murdered men, particularly of their mutilated and burned bodies hanging from the steel superstructure of a Euphrates River bridge, are indeliably etched in our memory. (One news account can be found here.)
In the aftermath came “Objective Amber,” and into harm’s way went our elite warriors — U.S. Navy SEALs who tracked and captured Ahmed Hashim Abed, the high-value target whom intelligence said led the brutal insurgents.
In other times, the success of the SEALs’ work would’ve been considered a job well-done. But, inexplicably, these elite warriors now face assault charges — some five years after the capture — because Ahmed Hashim Abed has claimed to investigators that the SEALs punched him.
A legal defense fund has been established for these SEALs. And a website, which in part states:
This Fund was created in response to the prosecution of 3 Navy SEALs who have been criminally charged with “assault” of the alleged mastermind of the torture, murder and mutilation of the 4 Blackwater security guards (former SEALs and Army Rangers) in Fallujah on March 31, 2004. The 3 SEALs have refused Non-Judicial Punishment (Captain’s Mast), which is based on an assumption of guilt resulting in consequences that can be career changing, and have opted to take their chances with a Special Courts-Marshal. If convicted, they carry a federal conviction that will follow them throughout their lives, and punishment that can include a year detention and a separation from the service with an Other than Honorable Discharge.
U.S. Navy SEAL/Warrior Legal Defense Fund
Acct. # 435020290711
c/o Bank of America
P.O. Box F
Fort Eustis, VA 23604
Donations can be made to the address above, on their website, in person at any Bank of America (provide the teller with the fund’s name and account number) and online using Paypal.
20 OCTOBER 2009
TO TRY MEN’S SOULS: A POWERFUL NEW BESTSELLER
We are always asked what WEBG readers should pick up in between the release of new WEBG titles. So we’re going to begin a section on this website that lists notable new books. And the first book could not be a better one: TO TRY MEN’S SOULS, the new bestselling novel by Newt Gringrich and William R. Forstchen, published yesterday. This powerful epic tale about General George Washington’s heroic battles in the bitter winter of 1776 could not come at a better time considering our country’s trying political climate today. TO TRY MEN’S SOULS is not only a brilliant look at our Founding Fathers’ strengths and struggles, it is fine entertainment as well. Get your copy today! Find details here.
19 OCTOBER 2009
EXCERPT OF THE NEXT W.E.B. GRIFFIN NOVEL
THE HONOR OF SPIES, Book V in the bestselling Honor Bound series, will be published in hardback on December 29, 2009. You can read Chapter One here. And find details on the book, including how to pre-order, here.
01 OCTOBER 2009
ANOTHER EXCERPT ADDED
Read an excerpt from HONOR BOUND, the first book in the Honor Bound series, here. The excerpt from SECRET HONOR, Book III, can be read here. And Book V, THE HONOR OF SPIES, will be released December 29, 2009. Details here.
24 SEPTEMBER 2009
NEW EXCERPT ADDED
Read an excerpt from BLACK OPS, Book V in the #1 best-selling Presidential Agent series, here. Hardback editions still are available. The paperback edition will be released in December 2009.
21 SEPTEMBER 2009
NEXT W.E.B. GRIFFIN BOOK
THE HONOR OF SPIES, Book V in the bestselling Honor Bound series, will be published in hardback on December 29, 2009. Find details here.
26 AUGUST 2009
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04 AUGUST 2009
THE TRAFFICKERS RELEASED
In conjunction with the publication of THE TRAFFICKERS, Book IX in the Badge of Honor series, the speech that W.E.B. Griffin delivered in Philadelphia to the Police Chiefs Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Southern New Jersey, and the State of Delaware is posted here. See photographs from that event, as well as from the FINAL JUSTICE book tour, here.
29 JULY 2009
NEW Q&A SECTION CREATED FOR FANS
In response to readers’ queries, “From the Book Promotion Tour: QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS” is added here. Find out what’s most discussed during book tour events, and why.
15 JULY 2009
EXCERPT FROM THE TRAFFICKERS POSTED
Excerpt from THE TRAFFICKERS, the next Philadelphia Police thriller featuring Homicide Sergeant Matt Payne, is posted here.
01 JUNE 2009
W.E.B. GRIFFIN MOVIE (SORT OF)
The latest DENSE BOOKS AND HOLLOW BULLETS short film, in which W.E.B. Griffin takes aim at novelist James O’Neal (sci-fi penname for writer James O. Born) with somewhat less than hoped-for results, is released. See it here.