Vintage Silver Age Mystery
Scavenger Hunt Category: More than two people
Date Finished: February 22, 2016
The fourth book in the Matt Helm series, this one is adequately violent, efficient, and unsentimental. Matt investigates a double agent in Juarez, a woman who he met and embarrassed in Death of a Citizen, who is quickly killed. Her sister is also there, and Matt takes her on a trip through New Mexico, unsure of her loyalties, to find another foreign agent in the midst of a nuclear bomb test. Perhaps this one isn’t as complex as other Helm plots, but it is tough to put down.