Re: RARA-AVIS: Death of a Citizen

Robert E. Skinner (
Mon, 25 Jan 1999 13:31:31 -0600 < Again going back to the Bonds or even many P I books, authors contrive
to have the hero get in these situations inadverdently . . . I thought
The Shadowers was one of the>

It is a particular hallmark of the Helm stories that Helm will allow
himself to be captured and placed at a disadvantage in order to overcome
his enemy and "make the touch," as he calls it. He often reminds the
reader that the job is to make the kill, not come back alive. And he
places himself in harm's way over and over to make that point.

Robert E. Skinner, Director
Xavier University of Louisiana Library
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