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The Mad Scientist Affair (The Man from U.N.C.L.E. #5)

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"Was it a madman's hoax or...?", Napoleon Solo was wondering s he watched the members of a distinguished scientific convention cluster angrily around Sarah O'Rourke, beautiful niece of the eccentric Irish biochemist "King Mike" O'Rourke. The paper which Sarah had brought to the convention was gibberish, utter nonsense - or so it seemed at first.

Then suddenly Napoleon heard
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Mass Market Paperback, 159 pages
Published 1966 by Ace Book
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Emma
Dec 31, 2015 Emma rated it liked it
This one was fun. The villain "King Mike" was almost a little too hokey, but that's not unusual for U.N.C.L.E. anyway and didn't terribly affect my enjoyment of the novel. I also really liked the wonder drug he'd cooked up, as the no-inhibitions effect was surprising and clever so as to be fairly enjoyable. Didn't hurt that Napoleon was the test subject either. Unfortunately most of the real crisis centered around a powder that could fill up all the world's oceans with jelly, essentially, which ...more
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Jun 30, 2016 A rated it liked it
Beware of Americans writing about Ireland and the Irish. Well, actually this guy is English but the effect is the same. Apart from that the book isn't too bad, although the original characters aren't very richly drawn. We are at least favoured with a female innocent who seems useless at first but developes into a very strong character, and Solo and Kuryakin are quite well drawn. Not the best of books, though. A bit of a throwaway.
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Apr 29, 2015 Timothy Boyd rated it liked it
Excellent book adaptation of the TV series. Great spy adventure book. This is how the CIA and FBI should operate. Recommended
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