The Poisoners (Matt Helm, #13)
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The Poisoners (Matt Helm #13)

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Mass Market Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 12th 1971 by Fawcett (first published 1971)
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Jim
A very strange trip this time. Helm is called in because he's close & an agent he recruited has been shot. He mixes it up with the Mafia a bit & more. Hamilton usually has something to say about a current event. This time it is air pollution in the early 1970's when the smog in some major cities had become extremely bad.

Again, Helm acts in his cold, logical fashion & you almost pity some of the bad guys. Careful reading allows the reader to pick out some of the story before hand, bu...more
Harv Griffin
Jun 24, 2014 Harv Griffin rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: fans of Travis McGee novels
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When I was young, I thought this was an average Matt Helm novel, not great, but pretty good. In re-reading it, most of the scenes I liked before, I couldn't tolerate now and had to skip over.

It might be a "mood" thing. Maybe I was in a bad mood when I read it this time around.

Matt Helm allows himself to be captured by adversaries twice in this novel, but once it is intentional; the second time, the opposition gets the drop on him, but Donald Hamilton's prose leaves open the possibility that Mat...more
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Donald Hamilton was a U.S. writer of novels, short stories, and non-fiction about the outdoors. His novels consist mostly of paperback originals, principally spy fiction but also crime fiction and Westerns such as The Big Country. He is best known for his long-running Matt Helm series (1960-1993), which chronicles the adventures of an undercover counter-agent/assassin working for a secret American...more
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