A novel told by a former assassin, Matt Helm, who is forced to reactivate his
killing skills by a jealous female assassin he stood up 15 years ago when he
quit the business, married a nice girl, and settled down to a respectable life
as a writer of western novels. The title refers to a scientist who is the target
of the assassins and also to the end of Matt Helm’s life as a respectable citizen.
Well written. Hard boiled.
Year Read: 2005
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