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Homer Conroy Is Missing!!!!,
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This review is from: The Living Bomb (Ed Noon Mystery Book 11) (Kindle Edition)
First published in 1963, this is the first time that I have read this particular Ed Noon story. Homer Conroy, the man when it comes to nuclear weapons has mysteriously disappeared. Boarding a plane from Washington to New York, Conroy, and the plane and its personnel have all just vanished.
Noon is abducted by a John Smith, and finds himself face to face with the US President. It turns out that Noon is needed to find Conroy, without the government itself getting openly involved. And so another adventure starts for Ed Noon. With John Smith, an FBI agent, keeping close tabs on Noon, in case he needs help, Noon soon finds himself in the thick of it.
Trying to locate Conroy isn't easy though, not when you are mistaken for a Soviet spy, and have other spies on your tail. Will Conroy ever be found and make his appearance at the UN? And if he does, what plan does he have to unleash?
I personally prefer the novels where Noon is just doing his normal PI work, and this unfortunately is one of the Sixties spy capers. It is an okay read as it goes, but it lacks that something that other Noon novels have. It doesn't have great one liners, or other such pieces, that Noon novels are better known for. In all, if you are collecting all the novels then this will be one that you will need, but if you have no intention of doing so, you could perhaps give this particular story a miss.