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Product Details

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • Publisher: Gold Medal (Canadian); [3rd] THUS edition (1970)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00190E4IY
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,062,602 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dangfish on August 8, 2000
Format: Mass Market Paperback
One of the best in an excellent series(although more James Bond-like than the previous eight). It's a shame that many dismiss the Helm books as just another bad action/adventure series(this is largely due to the horrible titles, horrible covers, and horrible Dean Martin movies). This is the greatest hard-boiled spy series ever written and puts Ian Fleming to shame. Great fun!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 11, 1997
Format: Mass Market Paperback
People are dying of diseases such as bubonic placque. Matt Helm is sent to Scotland to clear everything up and encounters an egotistical scientist, Chinese agents and his old Russian adversary, Vadya. Donald Hamilton does it again with another fast paced Matt Helm thriller and mystery. Don't miss reading this book.
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I see some other better ratings here, so maybe I was just having a bad week or something, but this really seemed like the weakest entry in the series so far. The bad guys barely registered as characters in this one. There were a couple of women for him to "get involved with", and one of them was pretty fun, and the other was good too, but hardly mattered. The big problem he has to deal with is sort of goofy and unrealistic, and that's OK, but then the setting of the final showdown is also not so realistic, and that would still be OK too, but what one expects when a spy story goes "fantastic" is for some awesome sci-fi or high-tech pay-off or something, and what we get instead is some unsurprising vaguely-sketched-out geological set-up with a couple of old-timey levers built into it, set to trigger a tidy conclusion to the story, and not much else.

To be fair, the biological warfare angle would have obviously been a lot more novel and compelling in the mid-60's. The expectations and level of understanding would've been a lot different than those of a modern reader. But I feel like an opportunity was wasted here. I'm used to reading from the perspective of the time these things were written in, that's part of the charm; but it seemed like Hamilton just tried to stretch himself another half-step into a James Bond sort of tale, but couldn't commit, and we end up with a sort of interesting countryside scenario (which Hamilton is regularly and rightly praised for in his books) housing just about the most boring James Bond bad-guy location imaginable, which itself houses a villain and henchmen we barely get to know at all.

But by trying to explain all this at length, I'm probably being too negative.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By George H. Ajrrambide on August 4, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Not for the faint of heart. No sissies allowed. If you like James Bond you will love Helm.
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