Thursday, November 14, 2019

C.O.B.R.A. 2: Paris Kill-Ground by Joseph Rosenberger

C.O.B.R.A. 2
Paris Kill-Ground
by Joseph Rosenberger
1987, Critic's Choice

Jon Skul and his intergender team of operatives investigate the subjects of KGB blackmail, with scenes alternating between them planting bugs and murdering every cop in Paris.  Killing innocent bystanders in the name of anti-communism is a running theme in this series, and Rosenberger pulls out all the stops for this one.

Some variety in this one, with shootouts on the city streets, Parisian bars, during a boat chase, a car chase, and finally at an abandoned airstrip.  The goal, kind of, is to stop a KGB plot to assassinate a NATO general and frame the IRA.  Jon Skul and COBRA accomplish this by killing scores of French cops and special agents, mostly in the name of keeping a low profile, and framing Libya.

Rosenberger gets in a sex scene early on, continuing the budding romance with Deborah Miles we saw in the first book, but that angle is promptly forgotten.  There's an ounce of character development with Skul's drinking problem, but the other four agents are a blank slate.

Paperback from AbeBooks

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