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Death of a Citizen (Matt Helm Series #1)
     

Death of a Citizen (Matt Helm Series #1)

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by Donald Hamilton
 

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Matt Helm, one-time special agent for the American government during the Second World War, has left behind his violent past to raise a family in Santa Fe, New Mexico. When a former colleague turns rogue and kidnaps his daughter, Helm is forced to return to his former life as a deadly and relentless assassin.

Originally released in the era of the James Bond novels,

Overview

Matt Helm, one-time special agent for the American government during the Second World War, has left behind his violent past to raise a family in Santa Fe, New Mexico. When a former colleague turns rogue and kidnaps his daughter, Helm is forced to return to his former life as a deadly and relentless assassin.

Originally released in the era of the James Bond novels, these novels have been out of print and unavailable for almost 20 years. They were considered grittier and more realistic than Bond, garnering them critical praise and an ardent audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857683342
Publisher:
Titan
Publication date:
02/05/2013
Series:
Matt Helm Series , #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
290,911
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.80(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Donald Hamilton is the creator of Matt Helm, star of 27 novels that have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. He was born in Uppsala, Sweden, attended the University of Chicago, and served in the U.S. Naval Reserve. His writing career began in 1946 with short stories for Collier's and The Saturday Evening Post. His first novel was Date With Darkness, published in 1947, and altogether he published 38 novels. The first Matt Helm novel, Death of a Citizen, was originally published in 1960, at the height of the Cold War.

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Death of a Citizen 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started reading these books about 35 years ago and really enjoyed them. I'm glad to see I can get them again, but in electronic format. I always thought that they were better than the well known Ian Fleming books (although both suffered back then from movies that had little to do with the books themselves, other than the title and character names). This is one series that I can point at that made me critically think about what was going on to try to figure out what was going to happen next - seems like Donald Hamilton can sometimes expose "politically correct" ideas in your mind that you didn't realize you had and that were misleading you as to where the plot was headed. I was surprised at how it made me think sometimes, even though the plot superficially is just a sort of spy story. I'm looking forward to the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First rate spy, adventure fiction. No Aston Martin DB-5's, trick attache cases or any of the other toys from the 007 movies. This gets back to the spy drama in the FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE style. Pure gile and toughness. Nothing like the awful movies of the same titles.
Mike43Tx More than 1 year ago
Matt Helm, during WWII, was recruited for what became known as a "Mordgrupe". Or a kill squad. After the war, his past reared it's ugly head in his present, with horrific consequences. There are, I believe, some 23 books in this series. They are very realistic, and very blunt. Woven throughout is a simple philosophy: Sometimes we have to do things, we wish we didn't have to do. I was thrilled to be able to start adding this series in my Nook library. I first read it decades ago, and still have most of the series in their original paperback. Now if there was a place on the site where I could request some of my other favorites.....
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I've read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read it in a weekend.The first book I have done that way in a very long time.l am looking forward to reading the second book in the series.
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