The Wrecking Crew

The Wrecking Crew

Matt Helm, code name Eric, has been recently reactivated as an operative for a secret American government organization after 15 years as a sedentary photographer and family man in Santa Fe, New Mexico. In his first assignment after returning to the service, he is sent to Sweden to eliminate Caselius, a long-time enemy agent. In order to do so, he must leave a trail of bodies in his wake.

Title:The Wrecking Crew
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780449140536
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  • Jim

    In this, the second book of the series, Helm's character is firmly set. He's in Sweden, so we get a fair amount of comparison between the two countries, what he thinks makes sense & what doesn't. More...

  • Jim

    April 2018: This was an emergency read. I listened to the first one Death of a Citizen not long ago & loved it all over again even though I've read it a bunch of times & listened to it just a couple o...

  • Monnie

    A while back, I discovered Kindle versions of the 1960s Matt Helm books (there are 27 in all) and decided to work my way through at least a few of them. As I learned from reading the first, Death of a...

  • Dave

    In the second Matt Helm novel, Helm is now separated from his wife, who could not handle the revelation that he was a trained killer. Helm is now back in the secret organization nicknamed the Wrecking...

  • Sidney

    Tough, cool and devoid of sentiment, this novel finds super-secret operative Helm on a mission on the heels of Death of a Citizen. He's off to Sweden, where Helm and creator Hamilton have roots. Reple...

  • Jim

    Another cold war thriller set back in the early 60's in Sweden. Helm, the hero, is a government assassin sent to kill off a spy who has proven too deadly for the other spies - a typical job for him. H...

  • Randal Schmidt

    After reading this 2nd book in the series, I am completely hooked. These Matt Helm books remind me a lot of the Parker books by Richard Stark, being contemporaries with that series as well. What Parke...

  • Lee

    Gotta love a spy thriller from the early '60's. Good stuff....

  • Jay

    Fun second book. If you have expectations set from listening to/reading the first book in the series, this meets those expectations. Action involving the other side’s spies, women and men to distrus...

  • Judy

    This is the second book in Donald Hamilton's Matt Helm series, about an assassin for a secret government agency which is probably some department of the CIA. I thought the first one was pretty good,...