Nick Carter – The Christmas Kill (1983)


Vintage Silver Age Mystery
Cloak and Dagger Challenge #134
Monthly Key Word: Christmas
TBR #143
Date Finished: December 26, 2018

Nick Carter is asked by his boss to investigate a bombing at a Japanese toy factory, as a favor he is paying to an old female friend of his. Nick’s cover is blown immediately, and assassins make multiple attempts on his life, killing several civilians. An anti-American terrorist organization seems to have infiltrated the plant and is sending their new toy robots to the U.S. for Christmas, each loaded with a bomb. Nick must defeat this plot, while receiving no assistance from his own agency or any other.

The craziness of this plot makes the secret Nazi take-over-the-world plot of the James Bond story I just read, Icebreaker, seem rational. If you can get past the impossibility of it all, it is fun and quick, though one dimensional.

2018 Monthly Key Words 2018-12-26

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