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The Revengers (Matt Helm #19)

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It began with a funeral for an old friend that sparked romantic memories Matt Helm wanted to forget--especially since they involved a women he thought was out of his life forever. But when one old flame led to another and a lot of them were getting snuffed, it was hard to stay cool.

Suddenly Matt was hot on a trail that seemed to go nowhere--except back to his past...a past
Mass Market Paperback, 345 pages
Published September 12th 1982 by Fawcett (first published 1982)
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May 19, 2017 Dave rated it it was amazing
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This is a top-notch, excellent novel with rich, deeply- drawn characters, a fascinating plot, and lots of action. The storyline takes the reader from the high mountains of New Mexico to the Florida marinas to the sun-drenched Bahamas and even to the dreaded Bermuda Triangle.

If you haven't read a Helm novel before, be prepared for the most realistic, hardboiled secret agent you've ever encountered. Helm knows what it takes to get the job done and even notes that there have to be brave men and wom
Aug 01, 2010 Jim rated it really liked it
Old home week, indeed. Quite a few characters from past books come together in a flurry of non-stop action as Helm plays bodyguard to a nosy reporter who is writing an exposé on him & his organization. Helm as a bodyguard is a complete reversal from his usual role, but he handles it well, even as he bucks interference from another government agency.

Hamilton's boating experience shines through in this book. While Helm doesn't know much about boats of any kind, Hamilton was an expert & the
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Jul 08, 2012 Rugg Ruggedo rated it it was amazing
I'm now 19 books into this rereading of the Matt Helm series, and the thing you remember,quickly, when going back to these book, is that no one lives that long after getting close to Matt. In this book three characters that managed to live past an earlier appearance have death catch up to them.
If the image of Mr Helm wearing a hood and carrying a sickle comes to mind, that wouldnt be too far from the truth. It's also what you come to expect, the price of the ride, so to speak. The man who's job
Dec 14, 2016 Lew rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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In high school and college, I was a big fan of Donald Hamilton's Matt Helm books and I thought I had read all 18 books but this past year I found out that Hamilton wrote 27 Matt Helm books plus an unpublished 28th book, The Dominators. I enjoyed this book but it is a little dated (originally published in 1982). Before the 2016 election, I would have said that Matt Helm's character and opinions were very out dated but not now;) I would recommend this book to any Matt Helm's fans. Kudos to Titan B ...more
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Oct 17, 2014 Harv Griffin rated it liked it
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The writing is bloated, compared to earlier Matt Helms. My take? Don't bother with this one unless you are a die-hard Matt Helm fan. A few good scenes, but Hamilton is past it. Bonus: Matt allows himself to be captured by the bad guys; I think that makes 24 times for the series, so far.
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Apr 12, 2016 Vikas Datta rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A little too elaborate and too eager to sweep a lot of old history away but still absorbing till the end..
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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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