Killer Nashville’s Book of the Day / Friday, August 10, 2012 / “The Spymasters” by W.E.B. Griffin

Today’s featured book is The Spymasters by W.E.B. Griffin.

"The Spymasters" by W.E.B. Griffin & William E. Butterworth IV

“The Spymasters” by W.E.B. Griffin & William E. Butterworth IV

Why I chose this book:

This is number seven in Griffin’s Men at War series. Griffin, frankly, is one of the best, no matter what the subject. This is the third one he has written with his son. Nothing Griffin does disappoints. It’s summer of 1943. The objective is to sabotage the efforts of Hitler. With a cast of historical characters fictionally portrayed, this book brings WWII history to life with its behind-the-scenes look at spies and politics in a way few other authors can do. If WWII is your thing; “The Spymasters” is your book.

From Amazon:

“Summer 1943. Two of the Allies’ most important plans for winning World War II are at grave risk – Operation Overlord’s invasion of France, and the Manhattan Project’s race to build the atomic bomb. A furious FDR turns to OSS spy chief Wild Bill Donovan – and Donovan turns to his top agent, Dick Canidy, and his team. They’ve certainly got their work cut out for them.

In the weeks to come, they must fight not only the enemy in the field – including figuring out how to sabotage Germany’s new “aerial torpedo” rockets – but the enemy within: Someone is feeding Manhattan Project secrets to the Soviets. Moles are bad enough. But if the Soviets build their own atomic bomb . . . who knows where that might lead?”

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Remember that these books are listed at a discount through Amazon. You also don’t have to purchase the version that is featured here. Many of these books are available in multiple formats: e–book, hardcover, softcover, and audio. Enjoy!

– Clay Stafford, Founder of Killer Nashville


About Clay Stafford

Clay Stafford is an author / filmmaker ( and founder of Killer Nashville ( As a writer himself, he has over 1.5 million copies of his own books in print in over 14 languages. Stafford’s latest projects are the feature documentary “One of the Miracles” ( and the music CD “XO” ( A champion of writers, Publishers Weekly has identified Stafford as playing “an essential role in defining which books become bestsellers” throughout “the nation’s book culture.” (PW 6/10/13)
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