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Line of Fire

4.03  ·  Rating Details ·  36 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
An assassin gets caught up in a botched kill when a young woman stumbles onto the scene. He tries to protect her and keep them both alive.
Paperback, 1st U.S. Paperback Edition, 192 pages
Published 1955 by Dell Pub. Co
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Jim
Jan 14, 2015 Jim rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2fiction, 1paper
Hamilton does it again with a superb, complex main character (MC). The book opens on an obvious assassination & then flips the world on its head. Except for one poor data dump - a paragraph maybe 1/4 the way in - information is doled out in logical, intriguing bits. The MC makes no excuses or even explanations for his actions & his thought processes are typical, practical Hamilton all the way. Often, I didn't like what he did, but then realized why he acted the way he had. Sometimes I ...more
George
Mar 14, 2015 George rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: crime-mystery
"Γραμμή πυρός", εκδόσεις ΒΙΠΕΡ.

Πέμπτο βιβλίο του Ντόναλντ Χάμιλτον που διαβάζω, πρώτο όμως που δεν ανήκει στην εξαιρετική σειρά με ήρωα τον Ματ Χελμ. Εδώ, πρωταγωνιστής που αφηγείται σε πρώτο πρόσωπο είναι ο Πολ Νίκουιστ, εξαιρετικός σκοπευτής και εξπέρ σε όλων των ειδών τα όπλα. Είναι ιδιοκτήτης ενός οπλουργείου στην Κάπιταλ Σίτι και τα απογεύματα τα περνάει με έναν τοπικό γκάνγκστερ, τον Καρλ Γκούντερμαν, έναν άντρα με τον οποίο μοιράζεται ένα σκοτεινό μυστικό και ο οποίος, αν και δεν μπορεί ν
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Dennis
Jun 28, 2015 Dennis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So different then the Matt Helm series that I really love. This book takes you into some very complex relationships that lead to a great finish.
B.E.
Aug 02, 2016 B.E. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dang, that was a good book. They just don't make them like that anymore. I don't think they could get away with it today. Which is too bad.
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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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