Tuesday, May 26, 2020

The Man From UNCLE 3: The Copenhagen Affair by John Oram

The Man From UNCLE 3
The Copenhagen Affair
by John Oram
1963, Ace Books

Napoleon and Ilya uncover a THRUSH flying saucer factory in Denmark.  Less reliant on capture/escape set pieces than most of the series, with stronger characterization and emotion than the others I've read.  You get a better sense of risk and sacrifice from the good guys, and even a sense of fear and regret from the henchmen.  There's a very effective torture scene which relies only on the reactions of those who witnessed it.  The plotting was a little different with multiple climaxes, each with lower stakes.

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