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By Order of the President

(2004)
(The first book in the Presidential Agent series)
A novel by

 
 
Over the years, W.E.B. Griffin's stories of the military and police, told with crackling realism and rich characters, have won him millions of fans and acclaim as "the dean of the American war adventure" (Publishers Weekly). Now he vaults into the present day with a series as exciting as anything he has ever written.

At an airfield in Angola, two men board a leased Boeing 727; then, once it is in the air, slit the pilot's throat and fly to parts unknown. The consternation is immediate, as the CIA, FBI, FAA, and other agencies race to find out what has happened, in the process elbowing each other in the sides a little too vigorously.

Fed up, the President of the United States turns to an outside investigator to determine the truth, an Army intelligence officer serving as special assistant to the Director of Homeland Security. Major Carlos Guillermo Castillo, known as Charley, is the son of a German mother and a Tex-Mex father, a Medal of Honor winner who died in Vietnam. A pilot, West Point graduate, and veteran of Desert Storm and the Special Forces, Castillo has a sharp eye for the facts-and the reality behind the facts. Traveling undercover, he flies to Africa, and there, helped and hindered by unexpected allies and determined enemies, begins to untangle a story of frightening dimensions-a story that, unless he can do something about it, will end very, very badly.

Genre: Thriller
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Hardback Editions

2004 : UK Hardback
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Title: By Order of the President (Presidential Agent 1)
Author(s): W E B Griffin
ISBN: 0-7278-6212-X / 978-0-7278-6212-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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January 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: By Order of the President
Author(s): W E B Griffin
ISBN: 0-7862-7183-3 / 978-0-7862-7183-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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December 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: By Order of the President (A Presidential Agent Novel)
Author(s): W E B Griffin
ISBN: 0-399-15207-5 / 978-0-399-15207-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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Paperback Editions

December 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: By Order of the President (Presidential Agent)
Author(s): W E B Griffin
ISBN: 0-515-13977-7 / 978-0-515-13977-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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December 2005 : USA Paperback
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Title: By Order of the President
Author(s): W E B Griffin
ISBN: 0-515-14100-3 / 978-0-515-14100-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Jove Books
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Audio Editions

May 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: By Order of the President (Presidential Agent Series)
Author(s): W E B Griffin
ISBN: 1-4915-0957-0 / 978-1-4915-0957-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2014 : USA Audio CD
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Title: By Order of the President (Presidential Agent Series)
Author(s): W E B Griffin
ISBN: 1-4915-0958-9 / 978-1-4915-0958-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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May 2014 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: By Order of the President (Presidential Agent Series)
Author(s): W E B Griffin
ISBN: 1-4915-0959-7 / 978-1-4915-0959-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: By Order of the President: A Presidential Agent Novel
Author(s): W E B Griffin
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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July 2008 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: By Order of the President: A Presidential Agent Novel
Author(s): W E B Griffin
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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January 2005 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: By Order of the President Abr Cass
Author(s): W E B Griffin
ISBN: 0-14-280088-0 / 978-0-14-280088-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
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January 2005 : Canada Audio edition
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Author(s): W E B Griffin
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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January 2005 : USA Audio edition
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Title: By Order of the President
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Publisher: Penguin Audio
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December 2004 : UK Audio CD
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Title: By Order of the President (Presidential Agent Novels)
Author(s): W E B Griffin
ISBN: 0-14-280089-9 / 978-0-14-280089-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Audiobooks
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December 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: By Order of the President
Author(s): W E B Griffin
ISBN: 1-59355-961-5 / 978-1-59355-961-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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December 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: By Order of the President (Presidential Agent Series)
Author(s): W E B Griffin
ISBN: 1-59355-960-7 / 978-1-59355-960-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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December 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: By Order of the President (Presidential Agent Series)
Author(s): W E B Griffin
ISBN: 1-59355-962-3 / 978-1-59355-962-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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December 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: By Order of the President (Presidential Agent Series)
Author(s): W E B Griffin
ISBN: 1-59355-963-1 / 978-1-59355-963-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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December 2004 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: By Order of the President
Author(s): W E B Griffin
ISBN: 1-59335-910-1 / 978-1-59335-910-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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December 2004 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: By Order of the President (Presidential Agent Series)
Author(s): W E B Griffin
ISBN: 1-59335-776-1 / 978-1-59335-776-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio MP3
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December 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: By Order of the President
Author(s): W E B Griffin
ISBN: 0-7865-5505-X / 978-0-7865-5505-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Highbridge
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Kindle Editions

December 2005 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: By Order of the President (A Presidential Agent Novel)
Author(s): W E B Griffin
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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