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Sex and savagery are the facts of life for every spy and to survive he'd better be good at bothAfter the events described in Run Spy Run Carter is recuperating at home in New York from another assignment when he is assigned to be the personal bodyguard for Nikita Khrushchev during the Soviet Premier’s attendance at the opening session of the United Nations Carter foils two separate assassination attempts on Khrushchev AXE and its Soviet counterpart known here as SIN believe the assassinations are linked to communist Chinese efforts to destabilize relations between the USSR and USA Nick is paired with a Russian agent to enter The Forbidden City of China and destroy a terrorist gang known as CLAW


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  1. says:

    The book The China Doll is also attributed to having been written by Michael Avallone


  2. says:

    Before there was Nick Carter the Backstreet Boy there was Nick Carter The Killmaster I always found that amusing  But I guess Nick Carter isn't really an uncommon name I am just easily amusedThe 1960s was the heyday of the fictional spy and Nick Carter was one of the many characters created no doubt to cash in on the popularity of James Bond and probably one of the successful imitators having spawned two hundred something volumes in the series over about thirty years curiously I don't believe there has ever been a Nick Carter movie Correct me if I am wrong I'd bought several of the old books a long time ago and just decided to pull them out of my stash to check them out starting with The China Doll which I was pleased to learn was the second of the series published in 1964Like the others in the Killmaster series the author of The China Doll is also listed as Nick Carter Actually Nick Carter was a house name under which there were many actual authors over the years This one was written by Michael Avallone and Valerie Moolman both of whom seemed to have authored many of the books in the seriesA blurb on the back cover copy calls Carter The American answer to Ian Fleming's James Bond Despite the Anglicisms in the writing I guess AvalloneMoolman might be British? this statement is not far off the mark Nick Carter is tall dark and handsome with a body honed to perfection through intensive yoga practice He is cold and ruthless while working but full of passion were the ladies are concerned In other words he's just like any other fictional spy in the 1960s He works for AXE a super secret spy agency that answers only to the POTUS the Secretary of Defense and the National Security Council and don't ask me what AXE stands for They never say Maybe it doesn't stand for anything and is known among fellow agents as Killmaster  This one begins with Nick just hanging out at his apartment with a lady friend named Robyn when Hawk Nick's boss in AXE interrupts fun time with an assignment Nick's mission is to head a protection detail for none other than the Soviet Premier Nikita Kruschev who is visiting the US for some important diplomatic talks After Nick foils an attempt on the Premier's life Hawk and Nick discover that an organization called CLAW is behind all this CLAW like AXE is another mysterious acronym Forced to work with a Soviet agent known only as Comrade Nick goes to Japan to investigate the disappearance of AXE agents in Japanese bathhouses Their investigation takes them from Japan to China where they must infiltrate the mysterious Forbidden City where no white man has ever set foot in order to kill the leader of CLAW a man known only as The MandarinAs far as these things go The China Doll was a pretty entertaining little read acknowledging that the whole thing was pretty silly As with most stories of the time that deal with the exotic Orient The China Doll gets a lot of things wrong but to its credit there wasn't anything maliciously offensive about it just the innocent stereotyping typical of the time Even when Nick and Comrade use a make up kit to disguise themselves as Chinese in order to enter the Forbidden City it comes off as silly than truly offensiveWe even get the reuisite stereotyping of Asian women which again seemed silly to me than offensive considering the time it was published In Japan Nick encounters a concubine of the Mandarin named Taka whose mission initially was to rat Nick out but instead she falls in love with him and helps him out Basically Nick is such a stud such a perfect physical specimen that Taka could not help but fall in love with him I am surrounded always by the fat and ugly by the blasphemy that some men can can bring their bodies to You San sic are the image of my dreamsWhen you came into my stall my heart fluttered I saw your body and stroked it with my eyes and handsIt was a dream come trueShe's so in love with Nick that she is willing to die for him He's pretty keen on her too even though he's got a girl back home On the other end of the spectrum we have the dragon lady type in the evil but beautiful Yasunara the Mandarin's favorite concubine who seems to get sexually aroused when the subjects of torture and execution come up Comrade the Soviet agent was also pretty stereotypical as the tough guy Russian but it was fun to see his relationship with Nick develop from one of suspicion to one of grudging respect and eventually friendship I smell buddy cop movie I wonder if the producers of Red Heat ever read this bookAll in all The China Doll was a silly but enjoyable little thriller While it relied on cliche relying on the familiar is not always a bad thing Fans of '60s spies think The Man From UNCLE and Our Man Flint ought to get a kick out of these


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  4. says:

    A nice rewrite of an old Pulp character Recast in the James Bond spy mode Good uick men's adventure read If you are looking for some fast paced action and adventure then this is a recommended read