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Publisher's Summary

Korea, June 1, 1950. Captain Ken McCoy's report on probable North Korean hostilities meets with so much bureaucratic displeasure that not only is it promptly suppressed, but McCoy himself is kicked out of the Corps. At least two outfits, however, are not impressed by such infighting: the fledgling CIA, which promptly hires McCoy; and the North Koreans, who on June 25th invade across the 38th parallel.

Immediately, veterans scattered throughout military and civilian life are called up, many with only seventy-two hours' notice. For Fleming Pickering and Pick, his daredevil son, and Ed Banning, George Hart, Jack Stecker, Jake Dillon, Ernie Zimmerman - and for the women who love them - names such as Inchon and Pusan will acquire a new, bloody reality, and Korea will become not only a new battlefield - but their greatest challenge of all....

©2002 W.E.B. Griffin (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved. Recorded by arrangement with G.P. Putnam's Sons, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc.

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Wonderful Series

Excellent series conducted over the tumultuous times of World War 2 and Korea. Opens the readers eyes to what these magnificent men suffered.

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  • Dan
  • 22-06-2019

Big mistakes

While compelling and probably true.

The White House Big Shots were not privy to GMC Suburbans in 1950.

The writer goes back and forth so much, it’s a bit hard to keep up with. A lot of the story line is a repeat of past novels.

As with so many Liberal novelists, everybody is rich beyond belief with endless funds.

Dick Hill does a fantastic job, as always.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-04-2019

Excellent

Great story, characters, love this series. Everyone would get a great sense of the sacrifice that are made just to keep this country safe.

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  • William
  • 10-02-2019

Book 9

Love this whole series. Hard to put it down, but sometimes I have to. Ready for book 10

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  • Justin&Nikki
  • 15-01-2019

Excellent as usual

All of the Corps series have been excellent. This one bridged the gap from WW2 to Korea perfectly.

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  • Robert
  • 23-04-2016

OK - Big gaps between Book and this one

Would you consider the audio edition of Under Fire to be better than the print version?

no

What was one of the most memorable moments of Under Fire?

That we started in 1950'ish no account of what haapened from 1943 until then.

Have you listened to any of Dick Hill’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes - Dick Hill reads an amazing stroy

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No

Any additional comments?

I wanted to know what happened from the Gobi Desert to the end of the war that should have been book IX.

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  • Cappy
  • 29-02-2016

Great is an understatement

Each book of the Series better than the last. Looking forward to the next.

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  • Wayne C. Wood
  • 06-02-2021

There are TWO Beaufort

One, pronounced BO-fort in North Carolina. The other, outside Parris Island, is pronounced BU-fort

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  • Red
  • 18-08-2020

Too much inconsistencies

Nine books in and Griffin can not keep his story lines straight.

McCoy killed 2 Italian marines. He and the Capt. shot the bandits in China, then Zimmerman got into action.

I too agree with other reviews about the bouncing story line.

Why is it necessary to review most of the previous books? Most people don't start a series at book 9. The only thing I can think is he was covering pages with recolections in order to fill a void.

I was really enjoying this series. This book was a HUGE LET DOWN!

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  • Leslie
  • 03-09-2021

American Heroes

Reading these books reminds me of what made imperfect Americans such selfless heroes. Despite being “sinners” they were faithful and knew God was a part of their life’s work. Despite being afraid, they did what their country needed, and despite the many great men even in small roles there were heinous selfish men like Macklin who haunts the good characters by weaving in and out of this series with his toxic selfish delusions. The America that made these stories possible is still there—it’s only that people like Macklin somehow stopped being universally reviled. I read these books with nostalgia over what my family and America once was, and I’m grateful the books were written. I hope others read them and realize that being that America is worth any price, and is why the men portrayed by this author show the heroes that we really were, and maybe what we can hope to be again. This entire series is excellently written and narrated.

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  • Jordan Burk
  • 14-08-2021

amazing

Griffin is in the top 3 best authors I've ever read. his characters are amazing, the story grabs you and won't let you go, and if u ever served in the military you can't help but get emotional. just absolutely amazing.

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