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Mesg #136 "Man from U.N.C.L.E. #2: The Doomsday Affair"
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The Doomsday Affair pits Napoleon and Illya against an enemy known only as Tixe Ylno, a mastermind who is preparing to destroy the world, and only the top team from U.N.C.L.E. has any chance of stopping the madman.

The second Man from U.N.C.L.E book had a couple really good characters -- and spots in the plot that were so annoying I found it hard to keep reading. The chase scene through the streets of Honolulu could have been shortened to a couple paragraphs with a much better feel. Illya's incredibly stupid move to walk right into the room with the bad guy just drove me over the top.

But still, the character of Sam Su Yan had some interesting touches in an egotistical, crazy way. Violet managed her part well, too.
However, the plot depended too much on the two main characters doing stupid things and more than a little coincidence, as well as UNCLE not bothering to check out something obviously Thrush related.

So the second book wasn't as well done as the first, and I think part of that may still be based on how early this book was written.

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Zette's 2012 'Read something odd' year [View all] , zette, Sat Mar-03-12 02:59 PM
  Man from U.N.C.L.E. # 1: The Thousand Coffins Affair, zette, Mar 03rd 2012, #1
Man from U.N.C.L.E. #2: The Doomsday Affair, zette, Mar 03rd 2012 #2
Man from U.N.C.L.E. #3: The Copenhagen Affair, zette, Mar 03rd 2012, #3
Man from U.N.C.L.E #4 : The Dagger Affair, zette, Mar 03rd 2012, #4
Man from U.N.C.L.E. # 5: The Mad Scientist Affair, zette, Mar 03rd 2012, #5
Man from U.N.C.L.E. #6: The Vampire Affair, zette, Mar 03rd 2012, #6

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