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A brand-new edition of the classic novel.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 a Russian missile smuggled out of Cuba falls into the hands of a political fanatic much too close to home.
Matt Helm finds himself in Hawaii, trying to unhatch a plot of unrivalled viciousness. When an agent turns bad, nobody's business is private anymore, and when that agent decides to start a war, someone has to finish him--fast. Between the rogue agent and the stranger who insists she is his sister-in-law, this won't be a relaxing Pacific holiday.
Matt Helm, one-time special agent for the American government during the Second World War, has left behind his violent past to raise a family in Santa Fe, New Mexico. When a former colleague turns rogue and kidnaps his daughter, Helm is forced to return to his former life as a deadly and relentless assassin. Originally released in the era of the James Bond novels, these novels have been out of print and unavailable for almost 20 years. They were considered grittier and more realistic than Bond, garnering them critical praise and an ardent audience.
On a lonely heath in northern Scotland they recovered the body of the third agent sent to complete a tricky mission. He had died from bubonic plague. Somewhere on the moors was a half-crazed scientific genius who could kill millions, and it was Helm's job to get him, with the help of a beautiful American operative and a deadly Russian one.
This time Mac has gone too far. For Helm to impersonate a Communist courier to whom he bears no resemblance is suicide, and that isn't all. Someone wants to get the layout of the Alaskan North-west Coastal Defence System, but they aren't the goodies or the baddies. So who the hell are they? And who is the mysterious Holz that Helm is meant to kill?
It was a double mission this time. Firstly, to terminate a top-notch enemy agent. Secondly, to locate the missing fiancée of a Texas oil millionaire, lost in the Bermuda Triangle. Somehow these two cases were connected, but it wasn't clear how until more high-profile types disappeared. They weren't dead, just part of a deadly little game...
"That cold-blooded human spider spinning his lousy webs of intrigue..."Matt Helm is on vacation in Mexico with nothing on his mind except fishing, when some joker tries to shoot him in the back. Naturally it was no accident. When secret agents get shot at, it never is. So Helm has to go back to work. At least there's a bonus in the form of his boss's beautiful daughter, a playmate in peril.
Matt Helm is puzzled. He's been sent to Mexico to investigate the sighting of a flying saucer, but Helm doesn't believe in little green men. Then his Russian opposite number is shot in her hotel, but who did it? And why are the Mexican cops acting so tough? Time to track down the redhead who called in the sighting and get to the bottom of the case.
A brand-new edition of the classic novel.The department is concerned about professional assassin and counter-agent Matt Helm. Having been given a distasteful assignment - assaulting a fellow agent in order to establish her cover in an top-secret operation - the woman is now dead. Alone in Chesapeake Bay, and pursued by his own government, Helm must complete the dead agent's assignment and assassinate an enemy operative. Unless his employers get to him first..."Actually my 1993 novel, Without Remorse was written as a homage to Matt Helm, but with a Navy SEAL in the main role." - Tom Clancy
When Matt Helm is dispatched to Los Angeles to investigate the shooting of an agent, it wasn't just an assignment--it was personal. To get the answers he wants means run-ins with two-bit hoods, a trio of beautiful women, a bunch of drug traffickers, and his old friend Mr Soo, whose government has ideas about polluting America to death...
It was not a peaceful way to die, but there was nothing Matt Helm could do for his fellow agent. He had found him in a Canadian motel room, his once-handsome face eaten away, corroded by acid. Scratch one agent. The women wouldn't be lining up for him now. But it created further problems. The most likely culprit was a woman Helm had orders to protect - no matter what the cost.
A year after having been reactivated, Matt Helm receives a message from his ex-wife, asking for his aid. The threat is an enemy agent named Martel, disguised as a mob hitman. To protect his family, Helm must "remove" the threat before his own children pay the ultimate price.
Matt Helm is unexpectedly rich, and he doesn't like it. Twenty thousand mysterious dollars appear in his bank account, but this is no time for celebration. Another secret agent with an unexplained surplus is murdered, and Helm figures he better work out who his "benefactor" is before he becomes the next target.
At a funeral of an old friend, Matt Helm takes a trip down memory lane and sparks a romance that he thought was safely locked in the past. But with old feelings resurfacing, other things Helm thought were buried are coming back to haunt him - a small-time hood in Mexico, a dirty drug deal, and a string of women that lead him into dangerous territory.
ABOUT THIS BOOK...A brand-new edition of the classic novel.In order to foil a mass assassination plot, Matt Helm must undertake his most dangerous mission: matrimony. An agent like Helm might be a nice man to live with for a while, be he's not the kind a woman would marry. Unless she has too. Unless it's all part of maintaining an ingenious cover. The man whose daily bread is violence takes a most unlikely bride - just to make sure death doesn't part them.
Helm is sent to extract a female agent working as a stripper in a bar in Mexico. When she is killed before Helm can complete his mission to extract her, he finds himself teamed up with the woman's sister as he fights to save the lives of a group of scientists and American officials. Perhaps the most famous of the titles, due to the Dean Martin film of the same name, but where the movies were tongue-in-cheek, the novels are breathtakingly brutal.
"I can't kill you. If I do, Mac will send out the executioners, the termination squads..."When the big man in Washington assigned Matt Helm to ride shotgun on a top secret mission in Norway, Helm wanted to know why. But this was a need-to-know deal, at least until his partner--a woman posing as his mistress--was killed. Now Helm is mad, mad enough to blow the operation sky high.
The survivor of a plane crash wakes up in a hospital in Canada, his memory a blank. Then in walks Kitty, a gorgeous woman, who tells him that he is Paul Madden, a photographer, and her fiance . Not bad. Except that a man on the phone keeps calling him Matt Helm. Things don't add up. This can only mean trouble...
Matt Helm, code name Eric, has been recently reactivated as an operative for a secret American government organization after 15 years as a sedentary photographer and family man in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In his first assignment after returning to the service, he is sent to Sweden to eliminate Caselius, a long-time enemy agent. In order to do so, he must leave a trail of bodies in his wake.
WHO WAS HE, REALLY, UNDER THE BANDAGES?When Navy Lieutenant David Young came to in a hospital bed, his face was covered with bandages and the nurses were calling him by a stranger's name. But his nightmare was only beginning. Because the man they believed him to be was suspected of treason - and had driven his wife to murder.Now, in a shadow world of dirty deals and brutal crimes, David must learn to stay one step ahead of hidden enemies. If he can't, his impersonation of a dead man is about to become a lot more realistic...
McAuliffe was a raw Lone Star kid in enemy country The war was over and the land was infested with bitter, homeless men to whom killing and cattle thieving were a way of life. Chuck McAuliffe knew there'd be trouble crossing Texas with his herd of wild Spanish cattle. He'd reckoned with the bushwhackers and the Indians. But he was too young to know about the kind of danger that lay hidden in the heart of a treacherous woman. ...
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