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BOOK REVIEW: THE SHOOTERS
BY W.E.B. GRIFFIN

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I should have remembered! Years ago I read a series of books by Mr. Griffin that were about the Marine Corps. I enjoyed them because (a) having a Marine background and (b) they were interesting. However all of them (and now including The Shooters) were very “wordy”. The plots of his books are plausible. The characters are interesting and very well described. His endings do not let the reader down and generally lead into the next novel. But sometimes reading through the over abundance of words is a little wearying.

The Shooters describes the actions that are taken to recover a DEA agent who has been kidnapped by a drug cartel in South America. Lieutenant Colonel C.G. Castillo or Charlie as he is known in this and previous books by Griffin works directly for the President of the United States and is given the task of recovering the agent.

Charlie’s background is that of a typical hero in political action novel. To begin with his father was a high ranking in the military. His father had many younger friends who have remained in the service and are now “looking out for Charlie”. Charlie has been about everything that can be imagined in the way of the military. He has served as a Green Beret. He has flown about every type of aircraft known to man. He is an expert marksman. And not only is he a free wheeling bachelor type but he has also (as he discovers midway through the story) fathered a son. That particular adventure came about when he and the fiancée of one of his classmates at the academy got into an argument that moved from a shouting match to a shoving match to a wrestling match. Nuff said?

Charlie puts together a curious group to help pull off this escapade. They include an FBI agent; a pilot who outranks but comes under Charlie’s command; a Marine sharpshooter who has managed to save Charlie’s life and appears ready to do so again. There is also a CIA agent and several DEA agents to go along with an Ambassador and cop from Chicago. How the cop gets in on the action is very interesting and part of the Griffin mastery.

The intricacy of the plan and the description of the equipment used make the book well worth the read. Griffin is a great storyteller who can always build an interesting and informative read. I just really wish he could learn to compact some of the writing and not (as an example) identify Charlie over and over again as Lieutenant Colonel C.G. Castillo. Griffin does use an extraordinary amount of characters and perhaps he feels the need to constantly point out which is which by title. Or maybe he gets paid by the word or by the pound for his writing! Regardless it is a good book and Griffin is always worth the read.

REVIEWED BY ALLEN HOTT

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