Well-plotted action, interesting ambivalence, and uncompromising harshness.
Donald Hamilton (1916-2006) was born in Uppsala, Sweden, attended the University of Chicago, and served in the U.S. Naval Reserve. In the 1940s he began writing short stories and his first novel was published in 1947. He published 38 novels and is best known for his long-running Matt Helm spy fiction series, of which this is Book Two. In 27 books, published over 30 plus years (1960-1993), readers have long enjoyed following the adventures of Matt Helm, an undercover assassin working for a secret American government agency.
Matt Helm, code name Eric, has been recently reactivated as an operative for a secret American government organization after fifteen years as a sedentary photographer and family man in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In his first assignment after returning to the service, he is sent to Sweden to eliminate Caselius, a long-time enemy agent. In order to do so, he must leave a trail of bodies in his wake. –downpour.com
Under our SkyBooks imprint, we only publish material about which we are passionate. This is wonderful writing, and the thought of a whole series, narrated by Stefan, was something we went after with intent and determination. We were fortunate that the folks at the Donald Hamilton Estate trusted us with their elegant and dynamic trademarked character.