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Murderer's Row Paperback – 1962
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Murderers' Row is the 5th in the series. By this point, Helm's character and background have been well-established. He's prone to introspection but not self-doubt. He's good at takings orders but isn't above going his own way when said orders interfere with one of his assignments. And he's a professional, methodical and cold-blooded when need be. The books are told in the first person and they're dialogue-driven; there's a lot of talk about what has happened, what needs to happen or what is going to happen. Surprisingly, the book isn't full of action. When action does occur, it's described in a very matter-of-fact way - no Chandleresque mixed metaphors here. If you're only familiar with the character through the atrocious Dean Martin spy spoofs of the `60s, set aside your distaste and give one of the books a try.
Much of the references are dated as is some of the dialogue, but that's part of the fun. Helm isn't hip. He's a middle aged divorcee doing the dirty work of his government with blue collar sensibilities.