Behind the Lines

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: W.E.B. Griffin
Narrator: Dick Hill
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Action & Adventure
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Published In: September 2005
# of Units: 15 CDs
Length: 18 hours
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World War II. On the island of Mindanao, the Philippines, a man calling himself "General" Fertig has set himself up as a guerrilla leader to harass the Japanese. Army records show that the only officer named Fertig in the Philippines is a reserve lieutenant colonel of the Corps of Engineers, reported MIA on Luzon. Still, the reports filtering out are interesting, and it''s Marine Lieutenant Ken McCoy''s mission to sneak behind the lines and find out if Fertig is for real. With McCoy is a motley group put together as a compromise between the warring factions of Douglas MacArthur and the OSS chief Bill Donovan.

Together, McCoy and his men steal into the heart of enemy territory and there, amid firefights and jungle camps, encounter more than they had bargained for. Before they''re done, each will undergo a test of his own personal mettle-with results that will surprise even the most hardened of them.

Reviews (5)


Written by Mike F on June 4th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Had a glitch toward end kept stopping then resuming,was annoying but cleared up finally.The story and narration was .great

Behind the Lines

Written by Steve F on April 22nd, 2017

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Great characters, excellent read; I love this series.

Written by Chris Dickens on February 16th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Mr. Griffin continues to reel me in and refuses to allow me to turn away from his stories. I'd like to meet him, shake his hand and thank him for writing such a fine series on my beloved Marine Corps.

For the Serious Series Fan

Written by Martin Kunz from Apo, AE on October 25th, 2006

  • Book Rating: 4/5

W. E. B. Griffith has the style to get you hooked. Each book in each seperate series introduces you to new characters who come alive more and more with each successive book. No cardboard characters allowed. A real treat to have books follow the development of the main characters without loosing what makes them tick. I recommend listenning to each series in order from start to finish.

Behind he Lines

Written by Anonymous on May 26th, 2005

  • Book Rating: 3/5

A decent story of the starting of guerilla warfare in the Phillipines during WWII. I had some difficulty keeping track of the characters while driving. Left me wanting more.......meaning it seemed unfinished. I would have liked to hear what was done to harass the Japanese.

Author Details

Author Details

Griffin, W.E.B.

"William E. Butterworth III (W.E.B. Griffin) was born on November 10, 1929, in Newark, N.J. to William Edmund and Gladys (Schnable) Butterworth. He served in the U.S. Army, 1946-1947, 1951-1953 and as a combat correspondent in Korea. He is married with three grown children and lives in Fairhope, Alabama. He's written under the pseudonyms of W.E.B. Griffin, Alex Baldwin, Webb Beech, Walker E. Blake, James McM. Douglas, Eden Hughes, Edmund O. Scholefield and Patrick J. Williams. Honors: Alabama Library Association, Alabama Author's Award, 1982. He was awarded honorary and/or life memberships in the Special Operations Association, Marine Combat Correspondents, and Marine Raider Association. He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Philosophy in Military Fiction by Norwich University and addressed the cadets at West Point. He has been invested into the Order of St. George of the U.S. Armor Association and is a member of Gaston-Lee Post #5660, Veterans of Foreign Wars. ""Nothing honors me more than a serviceman, veteran, or cop telling me he how much he enjoyed reading my books,"" says Griffin. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1946 after schooling at various public and private schools. After basic training, he received counter-intelligence training at Fort Holabird and was assigned to the Army of Occupation in Germany where he was ultimately assigned to the staff of then Major General I.D. White, commander of the U.S. Constabulary.

During the Korean War, he was recalled to active duty, interrupting his education at Philips University in Marburg an der Lahn in Germany, and again served under General I.D. White, both at Fort Knox and in Korea, earning the Expert Combat Infantry Badge and serving as a combat information officer and as acting X Corps (Group) information officer.

On his release from active duty, he was appointed Chief of the Publications Division of the Army Signal Aviation Test & Support Activity at the Army Aviation Center in Fort Rucker, AL. After successfully publishing three novels, he left his civilian employment with the Army and has since published more than 128 books, including both fiction and non-fiction.

He is the author of the bestselling Brotherhood of War, Badge of Honor, The Corps and Honor Bound series. He lives in Alabama. He also writes under the pseudonym Alex Baldwin. Soldier Spies was originally published in 1986 under the name of Alex Baldwin - it was republished in 1999 under W.E.B Griffin's name."