The Silencers

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This article is about the novel. For other uses of the name, see The Silencers (disambiguation).
The Silencers
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Paperback original
Author Donald Hamilton
Country United States
Language English
Series Matt Helm
Genre Spy fiction, Novel
Publisher Fawcett Publications
Publication date
1962
Media type Print (Paperback)
ISBN NA
Preceded by The Removers
Followed by Murderers' Row

The Silencers is the title of a 1962 spy novel by Donald Hamilton, the fourth in a series of books featuring assassin Matt Helm.

Plot summary[edit]

When a female agent in Mexico is killed before Helm can complete his mission to extract her, he finds himself teamed up with the woman's sister as he fights to save the lives of a number of scientists and Congressmen.

Film adaptation[edit]

Main article: The Silencers (film).

The Silencers has the distinction of being the first Matt Helm novel adapted as a film. The movie version was released in 1966 and starred Dean Martin as Helm. Rather than follow Hamilton's storyline, the filmmakers took elements of the plot, combined it with elements of the first Helm book, Death of a Citizen, and cast the story in a comedic vein, spoofing the James Bond film franchise.

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