Date Finished: August 25, 2015
This issue contains a couple of Saint reprints, as well as a Nero Wolfe reprint, leaving room for one novelette and four short stories. The novelette is a Michael Avallone spy novel in the vein of the Man From U.N.C.L.E., but in this case the Man from INTREX. He is credited here as the creator of the Man from UNCLE, which is a stretch, when he actually just wrote the first novelization. His attempt to have his own similar series here falls flat. The agents, David Seven and Miles Running Bear Farmer, appeared in four novelettes in the Saint Magazine from September 1966 to October 1967. The one in this issue is the second. A pale UNCLE imitation. Some of the other short stories are well done, including two Edward D. Hoch stories, one of which is under his Stephen Dentinger pseudonym.