Assignment Suicide (Sam Durell #3)
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Assignment Suicide (Sam Durell #3)

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Deep in the Soviet Union, a member of the Politburo has a mad plan to launch one of the first ICBM's that country has. Known only as Comrade Z, this mysterious leader has marked May Day as the date the missile will head towards the U.S. unless Durell can stop him.
paperback, Gold Medal 621, 160 pages
Published 1958 by Fawcett Publications, Inc. (first published 1956)
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Benjamin Thomas
I've been told that it does not matter in what order these books are read. They are all stand-alone stories and so I took a risk and skipped number 2 (I don't have a copy of that one) and went right to number 3. It seems fine to do so. Even book number one didn't seem like the first in a series.

In this one, CIA operative Sam Durell parachutes into Russia to help prevent a rogue member of the Politburo, known as "Comrade Z", from launching one of Russia's first ICBMs toward the US. Sam Durell has...more
The Murderist
The Good: A fascinating and extremely topical glimpse into the American perception of what life was like in Soviet Russia shortly after Stalin died. The lack of political correctness can be highly amusing. The plot is sturdy and strives to be low key and realistic.

The Bad: Mr. Aarons is trying his damnedest to imitate Mr. Fleming, with only limited success. Certain elements of the narrative rely too much on coincidence or characters willfully ignoring important details. The book is neither good...more
James Conder
The second book in the Sam Durell series has Sam parachuting into Moscow. Again a great read, with everything going wrong and Sam on the run with a group of Soviet rebels. If I have a complaint, it's that it seem like every Durell book I've read so far has at least on "Dead Meat Thompson" character in it, and this one seem to be the most extraneous.
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AKA Paul Ayres, Edward Ronns.

Edward Sidney Aarons (September 11, 1916 - June 16, 1975) was an American writer, author of more than 80 novels from 1936 until 1962. One of these was under the pseudonym "Paul Ayres" (Dead Heat), and 30 were written using the name "Edward Ronns". He also wrote numerous articles for detective magazines such as Detective Story Magazine and Scarab.

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