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Mesg #138 "Man from U.N.C.L.E #4 : The Dagger Affair"
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Finally!

The Dagger Affair has all the elements to make a good 'episode' for the series. The characters are far more in line with their television personas and the story itself played out like a true show. The book is even laid out in the same pattern as the one hour shows. This one was a lot of fun to read!

There's a new organization in town. DAGGER is so much of an impending danger that UNCLE and THRUSH join forces to bring down the madman behind a scheme to send humanity back to the Stone Age. We meet a high ranking THRUSH official with an unexpected link to Mr. Waverly and learn what the acronym stands for (which was never mentioned in the series). We already knew U.N.C.L.E. -- United Network Command for Law and Enforcement. THRUSH -- Technical Hierarchy for the Removal of Undesirables and the Subjugation of Humanity. Is that fun, or what?

And the Thrush employed nurse named Robin? I suspect not a lot of people realize that the American Robin is actually a member of the thrush family of birds.

I loved the snarly attitude of the San Francisco branch of UNCLE and his implications that Solo and Kuryakin did little more than have gunfights and leave bodies lying around in New York. They didn't do things that way in San Francisco. They expected cooperation with the police here.

All in all, this was a fun read. For the first time, it made me really want to pull out the shows and watch them as well.

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Zette's 2012 'Read something odd' year [View all] , zette, Sat Mar-03-12 02:59 PM
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