OPERATION PROPHET by Robert B. Asprey

OPERATION PROPHET

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Hey kids, what if a Nobel-winning, bearded Soviet dissident writer named, uh, Kubiatshev arrived in the West and started preaching fierce anti-Communism, resulting in immediate worldwide defense budget increases? Wouldn't you suspect that some arch archvillains, like Teutonic neo-Nazis maybe, had kidnapped the real Kubiatshev and substituted a fake prophet, determined to decimate dÉtente? Of course you would. And you'd send blond (""luxuriant tresses""), virile super-agent ""Echo"" to the gay bars, back rooms, and bedrooms of Germany (N.B., leather-and-whip folks) to kill ""Mac the Knife,"" to rescue Mr. K. from that phony nursing home, and to make that climactic speech you'll remember, sort of, from Sherlock Holmes and the Secret House of Terror Weapon: ""It isn't going to work, von Clausen. All those people you have killed are not going to bring you fucking [Basil Rathbone said ""fiendish,"" of course] Nazis back to power. . . . You can kill a hundred like me, but your plan won't work. And I'm going to tell you why. . . . Oh, I know you have subverted and intimidated and corrupted--but not enough, von Clausen, not enough. It won't work, von Clausen."" Get the idea? It won't work.

Pub Date: Oct. 7th, 1977
Publisher: Doubleday