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Publisher's Summary

This time Mac has gone too far. For Helm to impersonate a Communist courier to whom he bears no resemblance is suicide - and that isn't all. Someone wants to get the layout of the Alaskan Northwest Coastal Defense System, but they aren't the goodies or the baddies. So who the hell are they? And who is the mysterious Holz that Helm is meant to kill?

©1969, 2014 Donald Hamilton (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Skyboat Media

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ANOTHER FINE STORY

I am sort of amused that some listeners comment that Matt Helm is 'realistic' spy genre which I think is pretty funny and I am sure Don H would revolve in his casket hearing that. The stories are always so far fetched they're on the same credibility level as Bond; the characters are specially created to fit the formula and I am sure would never appear in real life - not ever. Matt himself is really a satirical pastiche of most of the leading male heroes and anti-heroes of mysteries, spy fiction and even western sagas: and in my opinion these elements are why the books are so consistently entertaining in that they never take themselves seriously and never pretend to be other than what they are. They are always interesting tales, the female leads are sometimes very irritating but I suspect designed to be so, and I salute the imaginative process that gave us these works. Great narration!

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A whole new level of badassery!!!

The Interlopers is making me question which Matt Helm novel is my favorite. I enjoyed every second of this one. Perfectly directed and narrated.

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My favorite story out of this series so far! Looking fwd to the rest. Outstanding

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a really good book

a really good book like I said it's like a black and white movie and I love the movies and I love your characters

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  • 08-08-21

Faithful Fido's Fortunes!

We find Helm on the Columbia River across from the Hanford Atomic Energy Plant in southeastern Washington State, which produced plutonium back in 1943, attempting to look like a fisherman with his Black Lab, Avon’s Prince Hannibal of Holgate; “Hank” for short. Helm’s primary mission from Mac is to kill a man named Hans Holz before he kills the President. Helm’s cover, as Grant Nystrom is to take over the real Nystrom’s courier route since Nystrom and his dog had met a fatal end. Helm’s cover, which is not very accurate, is planned that way to draw Holz in to eliminate Helm. Helm to assassinate the assassin. So much for the setup of the story. While fishing, Helm met a pretty young woman named Pat Belman who chatted about fishing and was quite interested in Hank. She had a bitch Lab that she wanted to breed and asked about using Hank, wanting to see his papers. Helm was unsure whether this woman was his contact or not. Pat Belman not so much, but Libby Meredith was. As the title implies, a youthful gang of interlopers is giving Helm all kinds of trouble. Eliminate or not? Helm has a certain antipathy towards eliminating females. He’s displayed it many times, and one of these times it’s going to fatally bite him in the ass. The dual mission took Helm and the overabundance of followers across British Columbia, Alberta, and into the Yukon Territory. It was quite the chase, leaving a fair amount of bodies along the way. All-in-all an exciting adventure. Hank was my favorite!

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  • 01-27-22

Hit and Miss

Think this is my fourth Helm book and this one drags on a bit longer than it should. It starts slow but the last 90 minutes are OK. The books are quite cinematic and you become involved in a late 60s or early 70s feel.