Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Dragon's Eye based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
The book is pretty engaging to read. One might figure out who's who before it is explained, but I still enjoyed the story. I am sure the details may not necessarily be very believable... Enjoyed the book and can recommend it to the fans of the spy novels.
The conventional wisdom is that only the British can write good espionage fiction. Of course, anyone familiar with Donald Hamilton, David Hagberg, or Ross Thomas knows that's just silly. Case in point: THE DRAGON'S EYE by Scott C.S. Stone, which is not only one of the best spy novels ever written by an American, not only THE best spy novel to emerge from the US's tragic involvement in Viet Nam, but the first novel to win the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America in the category of Best Original Paperback Novel. Unfortunately, it was because THE DRAGON'S EYE was published as a paperback by Gold Medal in 1969 that led to its comparative obscurity today. Paperback originals have notoriously short shelf lives, and, despite its quality, THE DRAGON'S EYE was no different. But now it's back in a handsome trade edition, and its return is most welcome.