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The Killer Elite (Mike Locken #1)

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"I'm Hansen," the man said, raising the pistol. "I though you might like to know." It was almost an apology. He hesitated an instant then squeezed the trigger.

The Professional: Three shots were pumped into Mike Locken, leaving him nearly crippled and forcing him into early retirement. Months of torturous therapy enabled Locken to walk again. But every idle hour fueled his
Paperback, Reprint, 212 pages
Published 1985 by Pinnacle (first published 1973)
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May 11, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of spy novels. Especially spy novels from the seventies.
Recommended to Checkman by: Dad
Mid-seventies action/espionage novel. Somewhat dated, but like so many novels from the seventies I own it because it is one of the things I remember from my childhood. My father had several shelves full of of spy/espionage novels. Fond memories.

However it's not really that bad. It was written before the genre was taken over by the likes of Tom Clancy and Dale Brown with their obsession for technical details and rah rah flag waving great American heroes. People are grey in this novel and the cha
May 08, 2012 rated it liked it
This is a fast-paced novel, and a very good one, too; you will have a hard time pausing yourself from reading. Reading it felt like watching a movie. Details weren't exploited in beautiful poetic sentences, but the way Rostand writes explain the details needed to make you imagine what was happening in the book.
May 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
A quick read with a solid plot, but somewhat dated.
Jul 28, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: spy, action
Decent thriller revolving around revenge and goals.
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Robert S. Hopkins is the author of twelve books – three non-fiction works and nine novels – under his own name and the pen-name, Robert Rostand.

Of his novels, three have become feature-length movies, two from screenplays by Hopkins, both international coproductions, and filmed respectively in France and Hungary. In addition he has authored original screenplays for Universal Studios and Warner Bro
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