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Mesg #140 "Man from U.N.C.L.E. #6: The Vampire Affair"
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I admit that I hadn't expected a story about Vampires to be one of the best of the group!

A dead agent in Rumania, the body drained of blood? Waverly suspects a prank, but when confirmation arrives, he knows he must send his two best agents out to find out what is going on in the Transylvanian Alps.

Stoic, no nonsense Illya is considering silver crosses. Illya's Russian background is a problem, too, in a country which has no love for their northern oppressors. Oh yes, lots of problems here. Not to mention vampires, giant wolves. . . .

Napoleon is looking for solid, logical -- that really isn't a huge flying bat -- answers. Meeting up with the last of the real Dracula family is a bit of help. Maybe. The cameo appearance by Forrest J (no period) Ackerman is delightful, too.

I loved this line:

Napoleon usually left the more guttural Slavic tongues to Illya, who possessed a native ability to pronounce interminable strings of consonants as if vowels were an unnecessary bourgeois luxury.

Vampires, Cold War spies, THRUSH . . . this is a delightful, fun read.

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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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