Jul 142013
 
The fate of one girl set the KGB and the CIA at each other's throats
With chilling international repercussions

A Treacherous Game...

Gail Strausser- a beautiful coed at the Sorbonne, was the victim of a KGB kidnap

Herman Strausser- her father, was a scientist with a lot of U.S. top secrets

Phil Sherman- a free lance CIA agent, was sent to the rescue

Lieutenant Peterson- a super gung-ho agent, felt Sherman had bungled and, as far as U.S. prestige was concerned, the girl was expendable.

Secret Mission #21

Printing History
Written by Don Smith

Grosset & Dunlap Company
Charter Communications
Charter Books
ISBN 441 77200
1978
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Jul 032013
 
An all expenses paid European trip turns into an explosive battle over hidden Nazi war booty


A Tangled Web
A Swiss Bank started the ball rolling when a young man from Brazil turned up to claim his father's Nazi gold and then was bludgeoned to death....

A Liechtenstein Art Dealer was another link in the sordid trail involving stolen art work hidden since Word War II....

A Dutch Diamond Merchant sold a fabulous stone that had been stolen before the war, and ended up very dead in a canal....

A Bavarian Developer catered to more than just wealthy jet setters. His enclave seemed to be the headquarters for the rise of the Fourth Reich....


Phil Sherman needed all his CIA cunning and connections to tie all these slender threads together, before the holocaust began again.......

Secret Mission #20

Printing History
Written by Don Smith

Grosset & Dunlap Company
Charter Communications
Charter Books
ISBN 441 04884
1978
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Apr 212013
 
Tape A Top-Secret Red Summit Meeting
Then Try To Get Out Alive!

Secret Mission #19


Listen and Die!
After a string of hair-raising mission, Phil Sherman was due for an easy one. And this was it. Wire up a sympathetic Yugoslavian cabinet minister and get two top Communists talking on tape. It looked simple, until the secret police killed the minister and pinned the rap on Phil, fleeing across the Dalmatian countryside. At least he had the tapes. 

Or did he?

Somebody had pulled a switch on him, but who? Was it Lokarda. the two-bit extortionist in Belgrade? Or Milica, the voluptuous, smokey-eyed guerrilla leader?  Or, worst of all, Rankovich, the dreaded commander of the secret police? Suddenly it was clear. one of them would get out of the country. Phil Sherman or the tape? But not both!

Printing History
Written by Don Smith

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Universal-Award House Inc
Award Books
First Printing AQ 1598 (1976)
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Mar 242013
 
A High-Voltage Thriller That Has Everything


 A Nazi U-Boat with a killer torpedo,
a secret cargo of stolen gold,
the CIA on a vengeance mission!

On a dark night during the last bloody months of World War II, a Nazi U-boat torpedoed an enemy ship, killing all those aboard. Only a small, select group knew that the cargo ship secretly carried ten tons of gold. When it sank, a fortune was hidden beneath the waves. Decades after World War II ended, the men came to collect the gold. The first victim of the hunt was a U.S. Navy officer named Taylor. Spanish fisherman found his bloated body in the sea. If Taylor had merely drowned, the CIA might never have taken notice. But there was a neat bullet hole to show otherwise. So Phil Sherman was put on the job. To hunt down Taylor's killer, and anyone else who might be involved.

Printing History
Written by Don Smith

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Universal-Award House Inc
Award Books
First Printing AN 1040 (November 1972)
Second Printing AN 1040 ( September 1974)









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Mar 012013
 
Secret Mission: The Peking Connection


The man in the cotton mask......
CIA agent Phil Sherman would give anything to see behind that mask. But when he finally did, he wished he hadn't been born with eyes.!

The girl with the lightning quick hands......
Beautiful, as expert at killing with Karate and Kung Fu as she was in bed, she was supposed to be the CIA's friend. But there was something strange about her that made Sherman wonder who she was really working for!

The mysterious Chinese businessman......
He had a nasty habit of carrying lethal gas on his monthly trips from New York to the Orient.

It was like a Chinese box puzzle. Each layer took Phil Sherman a step closer to the Peking government and the secret forces that wanted to topple it in a blood bath that would engulf the world!

Printing History
Written by Don Smith

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Universal-Award House Inc
Award Books
AQ 1451 (1975)
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Feb 072013
 
Secret Mission 
#15



The CIA washed its hands of Phil Sherman. Now that he was thoroughly briefed, all further contact with HQ was severed. No records, no files, no trace of the man the Agency sent into Haitian hell to investigate the sadistic chief of the Tontons Macoutes, Haiti's brutal, infamous  secret police. The Haitian strongmen were fighting and killing for their lives. The winner will take all because in this game there were only dead losers. Word is out that Sherman's quarry is top dog, with outside assistance from Castro in Cuba. The information is correct as far as Washington knows. But the real story and Phil Sherman's actual assignment, isn't apparent until he blows his cover and is engulfed by primitive voodoo vengeance and some very sophisticated modern torture.

Printing History
Written by Don Smith

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Universal-Award House Inc
Award Books
AN1129 (1973)
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Jan 202013
 
Secret Mission Series #17



The Libyan Contract is about an assassination and his target. And the man who has to stop a cold-blooded political murder that could plunge America into war. A killer is a professional, highly trained, the best that half-a-million dollar can buy. The hunter is also a professional, a CIA agent named Phil Sherman, assigned to save the life of a fanatical dictator who deserved to die.

Printing History
Written by Don Smith

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Universal-Award House Inc
Award Books
AN1371 (1974)

Trivia
Whomever manufactured this title done a horrible job. The book is not square.
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Nov 292012
 
Secret Mission Series #13


"The French Connection" in Marseilles........

The shipment arrived in New York, hidden inside the doors of six cherry red Renaults.  The Federal Bureau of Narcotics and the CIA knew the heroin was there. It had been watched from the moment it left the Turkish freighter in Marseilles. But they wee not interested in arresting middle men or small pushers. They wanted the big one behind the scenes, the French connection. They knew he was Antoine Perelli, agent of the Corsican Mafia. What they needed was proof. and getting that was Phil Sherman's job.

Printing History
Written by Don Smith

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Universal-Award House Inc
Award Books
AN1041 (1972)
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Sep 182012
 
A dead Russian skyjacker...
A vital Soviet secret............
And Phil Sherman becomes a moving target as four major powers zero in for the kill!


Americans....
...in Moscow usually find the reception chilly. But when Phil Sherman accidentally finds some stolen Soviet missile plans, the Russians capital quickly becomes a hot spot.

British....
...agents tend to be very frank. They inform Sherman that he has two choices: sell the plans to them or die. And Britain is an ally.

Chinese....
...methods are even more persuasive, like pushing bamboo needles under the fingernails. Trying to doublecross Mao is suicide, but Sherman has no other option.

Russians....
...come in two varieties, those working for the state and those working for themselves. The first includes the notorious Secret Police. A permanent sentence to Siberia is the least that could happen to Sherman if they catch him. The second variety covers a beautiful female scientist, desperate for the missile plans and willing to use all of her considerable talents to get them back.


Never before has one man's life been worth so little to so many!

Printing History
Written by Don Smith

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Universal-Award House Inc
Award Books
A866 August 1971
AQ1402 January 1975
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Jul 262012
 
Mission No 10

Millions of counterfeit dollars bankrolling resurgence of dangerous successful neo-Nazi gang. Sherman must find and destroy money factory, and the new Nazi leaders!



Greenbacks.....phoney. Millions of counterfeit U.S. dollars are circulating around Europe. Phil Sherman is ordered to find out where they're coming from and why.

Brownshirts.....genuine. An underground movement of Noe-Fascists headed by former S.S. officers is determined to pick up where Hitler left off. Unless Sherman can do something to stop them.

White slopes.......deadly. It's the world's best ski country, but for undercover agent Sherman and his beautiful ally, skiing across Communist frontiers is more than just sport. With phoney dollars in his pockets, a gang of fascist terrorists at his back, and the specter of a new Nazi Germany in the future.


Printing History
Written by Don Smith

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corporation
Universal-Award House Inc
Award Books
A727S (November 1970)
AQ1408 (February 1975)

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