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The Vanishers by Donald Hamilton
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Oct 23, 2014

really liked it
bookshelves: action, mystery-thriller, 3series, 1paper, 2fiction
Read from August 07 to 09, 2010

I didn't like this book as much as the others the first time I read it. I think I took it too seriously. Actually, there was quite a bit of subtle humor in it that made it a great read on two levels; a good adventure story & the other was subtly poking fun at itself & the series or even genre as a whole.

Again, some older characters make their way into the story. Helm has been to Scandinavia before & we are reminded of it, which lends some depth to the story. Hamilton's eye caught many of the changes that took place in the 20 odd years since Helm's first visit & that was interesting. Other characters also make an appearance, some quite unexpected &, while the story depicted by the back cover description is technically correct, that's not the main thrust of the story. We're also given a deeper glimpse into another area of the organization that Helm works for, which I found quite interesting.

Another great read by Hamilton. On to The Demolishers!
(We're getting close to the end of the series!)

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