A quiet mission of assassination is no sweat for legendary agent Matt Helm - until a shapely foreign agent he never got around to finishing off lures him into a strange trek in the wilds of Northern Mexico. And when a Russian missile is smuggled out of Cuba, it falls into the hands of a political fanatic much too close to home.
Originally released in the era of the James Bond novels, the Matt Helm novels were considered grittier and more realistic than Bond, garnering them critical praise and an ardent audience. This sixth installment in the series is a gripping adventure that masterfully balances action and humor.
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Rudnicki is such a convincing and entertaining actor
Yes consistently surprising and thrilling.
every character is convincingly and insightfully protrayed
The scenes with Sheila are very poignant for a thriller
There are four additional Helms novels that are as great as the best of those so far recorded. The Interlopers, The Intriguers, The Intimidators, The Terrorizers, and the Revengers. I hope that Rudnicki gets round to recording them.
I enjoy spy, military, psychological, technical and fiction based in reality and science. I really value intimate, thorough writing.
Yes. The narrator is that good. It is really easy to enjoy the beautifully written altercations and detective work again and again.
Absolutely. The whole dynamic of allegiance and appropriate action. You've got several groups working at cross purposes. Some friends. Some enemies. Some just in the way. Everyone is doing this intricate dance in the shadows until the lights come on. Then there is blood.
He is incredible. Hes larger than life without sounding ridiculous. He always gives the book a tone of professionalism and conditioning. Matt SOUNDS like a seasoned pragmatic agent. Not an action hero. Even as a female he doesn't sound silly.
There are parts where you are built up to believe things will go a certain way or that a character will feel a certain way. The book then reminds you "No, This is real life" and things happen more abrupt and less poetically. Its like finding out your dad is santa clause. He's not magic but he did go to work every day to pay for those boxes.
A very solid entry in the series. The intricate mystery is written in such a way that you are allowed to think and grow with the characters. There isnt really any blatant omission of information to keep you in the dark. It is just suburb writing.The pacing is also fantastic. It is just fast enough to stay exciting but slow enough for you to enjoy all the little bits.
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