Matt Helm - The Wrecking Crew by Donald Hamilton

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This is no tongue-in-cheek spy fare but gritty, occasionally discomforting period pulp.
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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.
 

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Donald Hamilton is the creator of Matt Helm, star of 27 novels that have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. He was born in Uppsala, Sweden, attended the University of Chicago, and served in the U.S. Naval Reserve. His writing career began in 1946 with short stories for Collier's and The Saturday Evening Post. His first novel was Date With Darkness, published in 1947, and altogether he published 38 novels. The first Matt Helm novel, Death of a Citizen, was originally published in 1960, at the height of the Cold War.
 
Published February 5, 2013 by Titan Books. 272 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction
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Reviewed by Bill Sherman on May 30 2013

This is no tongue-in-cheek spy fare but gritty, occasionally discomforting period pulp.

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