Re: RARA-AVIS: Dan J. Marlowe

Juri Nummelin (
Thu, 9 Dec 1999 11:08:16 +0200 (EET)

On Wed, 8 Dec 1999, Timothy S. Oliver wrote:

> Based on the raves I read here, I went down to Bookman's and bought their
> only Dan J. Marlowe. Operation Flashback, written in 1970, must be one of
> the international spy efforts. It is awful. Like, maybe second runner-up in
> a Matt Helm wannabe contest. Thing is, the cover said it won a 1st prize
> from the Mystery writers of America. Did I miss something?

As far as I can remember, I haven't read "Flashback", but in almost all the Operation books I have read, there is no effort to make Drake a sympathetic psycho he is in "The Name of the Game". (Well, maybe not psycho, but something very close.) He isn't a good bad guy, he's just good and sometimes little reluctant at that.


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