W.E.B. Griffin's novels include "The Assassination Option," "Hazardous Duty" and "Retreat Hell." Griffin has written over 50 novels in seven series. His first novel was "The Lieutenants," the first in the "Brotherhood of War" series that was published in 1982. His most recent novel is "Deadly Assets." Published in 2015, it is the 12th book in the "Badge of Honor" series.
Griffin's series "The Corps," "Brotherhood of War" and "Men at War" focused on the military. The "Brotherhood of War" novels centered around the U.S. Army, while "The Corps" novels focused on the United States Marine Corps. The "Men at War" series concerns the Office of Strategic Services. His most recent series, "Men of Honor," is centered around the Philadelphia Police Department.
Griffin has written novels under a number of pseudonyms, including Jack Dugan, Eden Hughes and Edmund O. Scholefield. W.E.B. Griffin is, in fact, a pseudonym; he has published novels under several variations of his birth name, William Edmund Butterworth III.
Griffin joined the U.S. Army in 1946 and served in Germany. He used his experiences in the Army as inspiration for his novels and their characters. Griffin continued to work for the military after his first novels were published but became a full-time writer once his first three novels performed successfully.