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eBook The Hidden Target ePub

by Helen MacInnes

  • ISBN: 0816131538
  • Category: Thrillers and Suspense
  • Subcategory: Suspense and Obscurity
  • Author: Helen MacInnes
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: G.K. Hall (1981)
  • Pages: 631
  • ePub book: 1892 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1691 kb
  • Other: rtf docx txt mobi
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 257

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The Hidden Target book. This book was written more than 30 years ago, but Helen MacInnes proves herself to be quite an insightful author.

The Hidden Target book. Her terrorists are not the radical Muslims that menace the world today, but many of the elements and tactics used by her terrorists are quite similar to what is being used to plague the world today. I do recommend this novel more.

Helen Clark MacInnes (October 7, 1907 – September 30, 1985) was a Scottish-American author of espionage novels. She and her husband immigrated to the United States in 1937, when he took an academic position at Columbia University in New York, while retaining her role in the British MI6, for foreign espionage. MacInnes published her first novel during World War II, and her early novels are all based in that setting. Later she wrote more about characters within the context of the Cold War.

Helen MacInnes (1907-1985) was the Scottish-born American author of 21 spy novels. Several of her books have been adapted into films, such as Above Suspicion (1943), with Joan Crawford, and The Salzburg Connection (1972).

The Hidden Target (Robert Renwick). Here books are shy of being classics, but really good. Cloak of Darkness (Robert Renwick). There was. Prelude to Terror is chronologically first, and we get a look at Colin Grant and Robert Renwick, the main characters, first interacting.

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For Nina O'Connell, a trip round the world was the holiday of a lifetime. Travelling in a group led by the attractive James Kiley and his friend Tony Shawfield, she is surprised when she runs into an old flame on a sunny Amsterdam street.

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Comments

Rolorel Rolorel
This is the second of the three so-called "Robert Renwick" novels. I say so-called because in the first one at least, Renwick is not the focus so much as is Colin Grant, who was an amateur in the first novel. But, Hidden Target is in my view the best of the three, because it not only focuses on Renwick, showing you how talented he is at his job, but also spends quite a bit of time with the bad guys, particularly the one known as Eric.

Though MacInnes is from the WWII generation, her books are not sexless. But, the sex is not addressed directly and for that I am grateful. I have very rarely read a well done sex scene and I usually find it boring or even skim through. But, she loves romance, particularly younger woman falling in love with older accomplished men. She loves good clean American girls, but she also likes the bad girl, betraying her husband or spying on her boyfriend. It's kind of trite and old fashioned, but, frankly, I prefer it to the super hero type (say, Reacher) improbably and easily bedding the beautiful girl. Admittedly, it's not much of a difference, but it is more realistic.

Renwick himself is no Reacher or Bond. He's a professional and he succeeds because of hard work and reasonable ability, but also teamwork. The good guys do not always live in her novels, so be prepared.

Overall, these are excellent books that are just short of classics. They are suspenseful and well written, the characters are likeable or not depending on what side they've chosen. There is a lack of ridiculous coincidence, random events play their role as in real life and though the end result might be predictable, what happens along the way is not.
Cordabor Cordabor
I have read and enjoyed all of Helen MacInnes' spy novels and enjoyed them. Her plots are fairly simple, but she was able to draw readers into them. She always involves a normal citizen into her spy stories in the hope that the reader will identify with that character. She also makes you believe that she has been to the very places that she describes and has been involved in the events that unfold. In this story, set in the 1960s, a group of German terrorists are trying to set up a number of cells in different locations around the world and then coordinate attacks. This is a spy story, but it is not flash and dash like James Bond. Neither is it a John Le Carre type novel that emphasizes the grubbiness of spies and spying. Whether she is writing about World War II or the Cold War, Helen MacInnes was one of the best. One note of caution. If you are peevish about typos and poor grammar, these books will seem like fingernails on a chalkboard.
Abywis Abywis
I read these books many years ago, and am enjoying re-reading them again. In light of the growth of terrorism in the world it is interesting to see what I was oblivious to all those years ago.
I now, unfortunately, understand what terrorism is and anarchy and the differences and similarities. So even though methods of communication are out of date, the essential message remains.
Well worth the time spent with this story. I will be rereading more of Helen Macinnes' books.
Dianazius Dianazius
Yet another superb book. I have been a Helen MacInnes fan for many years. The paperbacks I bought during the '70s are falling apart. I am delighted to see that Amazon has made them available electronically. Ms. MacInnes was noted for writing thrillers set during the war years. They seem to me to be well researched and VERY well written. Not a lot of violence. No filthy language. Just well constructed who-done-it stories. I love her work. The way she can talk about the area the story is set in is amazing.
Ber Ber
I enjoy all of Helen MacInnes's spy stories -- good plots, keeps interest up. The violence is mentioned but not really described; any sexual content is only alluded to (like in a Doris Day movie). The characters are likeable, and the action is far enough removed from everyday life to be entertaining without being too real.
Kuve Kuve
Very plausible complex and well paced. Hints are sometimes very subtle. Personalities nicely individual. Suspense and spice done right. MacInnes is the high standard that has raised all the others, thank goodness. Read them in order you cant stop.
Xangeo Xangeo
Helen MacInnes writes great books. Have complete collection of her books in paperback but was wanting to get the digital ones for my Kindle. Am so glad they have finally digitized them! These books now have a resonance again-the terrorists of today aren't too much different than the anihilisists of yesteryear!
Very good.