Silencers
Donald Hamilton

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Narrated By: Stefan Rudnicki

Duration: 5 hours

What to expect

The fourth installment in the legendary Matt Helm thrillers

Matt Helm, code name Eric, is sent to extract a female agent working as a stripper in a bar in Mexico. When she is killed before Helm can complete his mission, he finds himself teamed up with the woman's sister as he fights to save the lives of a group of scientists and American officials.

Originally released in the era of the James Bond novels, the Matt Helm novels were considered grittier and more realistic than Bond, garnering them critical praise and an ardent audience.

Genre

Thriller / suspense fiction, Thriller / suspense fiction, Espionage and spy thriller, Crime and mystery fiction

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“Donald Hamilton has brought to the spy novel the authentic hard realism of Dashiell Hammett; and his stories are as compelling, and probably as close to the sordid truth of espionage, as any now being told.”

New York Times

“[Hamilton’s] stories are as compelling, and probably as close to the sordid truth of espionage, as any now being told.”

New York Times

“Top-ranking American secret-agent fare…Good writing, slick plotting, and stimulating characters, all tartly flavored with wit.”