THE MAKING OF AN
"If you're going to kill a man with your bare hands, Miss Dancer, make certain you know where the beggar's feet are. It's a mistake you won't be able to make twice."
—Mr. Waverly, Headquarters, N. Y.
"Mais non, my dear April! Once you have made your thrust, recover immediatement. You will not want to be covered with the blood of your victim, n'est-ce pas?"
—Rene de Fresnay, Master Of The Sword, U.N.C.L.E. Academy
"It's in the form of a harmless jelly compound, April. Light it and it just flares harmlessly. But if you contain it in some tube or cylinder, it would destroy this whole building."
—Mark Slate, Laboratory, U.N.C.L.E.
"Nitrogen narcosis, Dancer. If you stay down too long or too deep, you'll get silly in the head. Maybe hand your oxygen filter to a shark or go dancing with an octopus. So make certain you never go down to great depths without another experienced diver. Got me?"
—Sam Wales, Scuba Expert, Tampa, Fla.
"No, you won't fall in love, my girl. You're in love already—with U.N.C.L.E."
—April Dancer, standing before a mirror
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the girl from
The Birds-of-a-Feather Affair
by Michael Avallone
A SIGNET BOOK
Published by The New American Library
Copyright © 1966 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc.
All rights reserved
First Printing, September, 1966
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This one is for my sister Grace,
who taught me my first steps
Table Of Operations
1. WHAT THE GIRL IS
2. SISTER AGENT
3. DEATH IN THREE LANGUAGES
4. OH, U.N.C.L.E., WHERE ART THOU?
5. THE GREAT ZORKI
6. DONT BLOW YOUR TOP
7. DANCER WITH COLD FEET
8. CLEAN SLATE
9. AWAY ALL GIRLS
10. AROUND-THE-CLOCK TERROR
11. MR. WAVERLY CALLS THE TUNE
12. I HAVE NOT YET BEGUN TO SPY
13. THE TWO MAD BOMBERS
14. MR. RIDDLE
15. SEND ONE MORE COFFIN
16. BYE, BYE, EGRET
For The Uninitiated
The letters U.N.C.L.E. stand for United Network Command of Law Enforcement. This is an organization of unusual quality and outstanding ability; its main function is to defeat the forces of global operations that seek to subjugate civilization as we know it beneath the hell and totalitarianism of tyranny.
To combat all the deadly isms, there is U.N.C.L.E. No other arm of counter-intelligence and espionage exists in which the range of counter—ism endeavor is so nonparochial and far-flung. The personnel of U.N.C.L.E. is intentionally multinational and multilingual. All races, colors and creeds combine their efforts to block any world power or underground organization that attempts to unbalance the scheme of things by force.
U.N.C.L.E. is subdivided into six sections:
SECTION I: Policy and Operations
SECTION II: Operations and Enforcement
SECTION III: Enforcement and Intelligence
SECTION IV: Intelligence and Communications
SECTION V: Communications and Security
SECTION VI: Security and Personnel
There is a profitable overlap of one Section into another. Section II is perhaps the most vital of all the departments in that it is there that the all-important job of execution of the work of the other five sections truly solidifies into reality.
For there is one country, one force, one power, whose entire raison d'etre is world domination. Out of this country has come an organization of supra-people who seek to rule the universe and are known by the code name of THRUSH.
U.N.C.L.E. is the only answer for THRUSH.