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Publication Order of Nick Carter: Killmaster Books

Run, Spy, Run (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The China Doll (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Checkmate in Rio (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Safari for Spies (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fraulein Spy (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Saigon (1964)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Bullet for Fidel (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The 13th Spy (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eyes of the Tiger (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Istanbul (1965)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Web of Spies (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spy Castle (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terrible Ones (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon Flame (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hanoi (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Danger Key (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation Starvation (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mind Poisoners (1966)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Weapon Of Night (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Golden Serpent (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mission to Venice (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Double Identity (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Devil's Cockpit (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Chinese Paymaster (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Seven Against Greece (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A Korean Tiger (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Assignment Israel (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Red Guard (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The filthy five (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Bright Blue Death (1967)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Macao (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation Moon Rocket (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Judas Spy (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hood of Death (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Amsterdam (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Temple of Fear (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Fourteen Seconds to Hell (1968)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Defector (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Carnival for Killing (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Rhodesia (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Red Rays (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Peking: The Tulip affair (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Amazon (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sea Trap (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Berlin (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cobra Kill (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Human Time Bomb (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Living Death (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation Che Guevara (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Doomsday Formula (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation Snake (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Casbah Killers (1969)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Arab Plague / Slavemaster (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Red Rebellion (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Executioners (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Death (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mind Killers (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Time Clock of Death (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cambodia (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Death Strain (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Jewel of Doom (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Moscow (1970)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ice Bomb Zero (1971)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mark of Cosa Nostra (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cairo Mafia / Cairo (1972)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Inca Death Squad (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Assault on England (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Omega Terror (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Code Name: Werewolf (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strike Force Terror (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Agent Counter-agent (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hour of the Wolf (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Our Agent in Rome Is Missing (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Kremlin File (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spanish Connection (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Death's Head Conspiracy (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Peking Dossier (1973)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Target: Doomsday Island (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of the Avenger (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Butcher of Belgrade (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Assassination Brigade (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Liquidator, The (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Devil's Dozen (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ice-Trap Terror (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Assassin Code Name Vulture (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Stolen Pay Train, (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Massacre in Milan (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vatican Vendetta (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sign of the Cobra (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Man Who Sold Death (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The N3 Conspiracy (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Beirut Incident (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death of the Falcon (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Aztec Avenger (1974)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Code (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jerusalem File (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Counterfeit Agent (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Six Bloody Summer Days (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Katmandu Contract (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Z Document (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dr. Death (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ultimate Code (1975)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Assignment Intercept (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Green Wolf Connection (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Fanatics of Al Asad (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Snake Flag Conspiracy (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Turncoat (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Sign of the Prayer Shawl (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Vulcan Disaster (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
A High Yield In Death (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Nichovev Plot, The (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Triple Cross (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Gallagher Plot (1976)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Plot for the Fourth Reich (1977)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Message (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The List (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Under the Wall (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Ebony Cross (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deadly Doubles (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Race of Death (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Trouble in Paradise (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pamplona Affair (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Doomsday Spore (1978)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Revenge of the Generals (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Asian Mantrap (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Thunderstrike In Syria (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Redolmo Affair (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Jamaican Exchange (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tropical Deathpact (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Pemex Chart (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hawaii (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Satan Trap (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Reich Four (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Nowhere Weapon (1979)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Strike of the Hawk (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Day of the Dingo (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tarantula Strike (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ten Times Dynamite (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Eighth Card Stud (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Suicide Seat (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Mission: Havana (1980)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Coyote Connection (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The G Man (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Society of Nine (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Golden Bull (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dubrovnik Massacre (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Solar Menace (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Strontium Code (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pleasure Island (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Cauldron of Hell (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Parisian Affair (1981)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Turkish Bloodbath (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Chessmaster (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Last Samurai (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Puppet Master (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Dominican Affair (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Damocles Threat (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Earth Shaker (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Treason Game (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deathlight (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Israeli Connection (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Norwegian Typhoon (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Hunter (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation McMurdo Sound (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Appointment in Haiphong (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Retreat for Death (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mendoza Manuscript (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Death Star Affair (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Doctor DNA (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Typhoon Ray (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Christmas Kill (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Greek Summit (1982)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Outback Ghosts (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hide and Go Die (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kali Death Cult (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation Vendetta (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Yukon Target (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Death Dealer (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Istanbul Decision (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Decoy Hit (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Earthfire North (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Budapest Run (1983)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Caribbean Coup (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Algarve Affair (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Zero-Hour Strike Force (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation Sharkbite (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Island (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of the Warheads (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Day of the Mahdi (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Assignment: Rio (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Hand Play (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Kremlin Kill (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Mayan Connection (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
San Juan Inferno (1984)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Circle of Scorpions (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Blue Ice Affair (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Macao Massacre (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pursuit of the Eagle (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Vengeance Game (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Last Flight to Moscow (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Normandy Code (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
White Death (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Assassin Convention (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood of the Scimitar (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Execution Exchange (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tarlov Cipher (1985)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Target Red Star (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Killing Ground (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Berlin Target (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Mercenary Mountain (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Ultimatum (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Cyclops Conspiracy (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Tunnel for Traitors (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Samurai Kill (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terror Times Two (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Orbit (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Slaughter Day (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Master Assassin (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Operation Petrograd (1986)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Crossfire Red (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood of the Falcon (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Death Squad (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Terror Code (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Holy War (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Blood Raid (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
East of Hell (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Killing Games (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Terms of Vengeance (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Pressure Point (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Night of the Condor (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Poseidon Target (1987)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Andropov File (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragonfire (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bloodtrail to Mecca (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deathstrike (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Lethal Prey (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Spykiller (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Bolivian Heat (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Rangoon Man (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Code Name Cobra (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Afghan Intercept (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Countdown to Armageddon (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Black Sea Bloodbath (1988)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Deadly Diva (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Invitation to Death (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Day of the Assassin (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Korean Kill (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Middle East Massacre (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Sanction to Slaughter (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Holiday in Hell (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Law of the Lion (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hong Kong Hit (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Deep Sea Death (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Arms of Vengeance (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Hell-Bound Express (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Isle of Blood (1989)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Singapore Sling (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Ruby Red Death (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Arctic Abduction (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Dragon Slay (1990)Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Nick Carter is the name of a fictional character, who appeared as a private detective in dime novels in 1886 and then featured in various formats for more than a century. The character is particularly famous for featuring in the Killmaster series, which is written by various author sunder the common pseudonym of Nick Carter. This pseudonym was mainly used by the Ace, Award, and Jove publishing for releasing the books of this series. Altogether, there are more than 260 spy adventure novels, starting from 1964 up to 1990, featuring Nick as the main protagonist.

No author is actually credited to have written the books and therefore, Nick Carter became the house pen name for the entire series. The volumes vary between third person and first person narrative. Many authors have contributed to the series, including Manning Lee Stokes, Michael Avallone, Gayle Lynds, David Hagberg, Martin Cruz Smith, Valerie Moolman, Robert Randisi, Dennis Lynds, etc. The title character, Nick, is shown serving in AXE as Agent N3. The Axe is a fictional agency of the US government for spying on the rivals.

Most of the stories are shown similar to the James Bond books, that is, they are high action sequences and less depiction of gadgets. The sexual encounters are described in great detail. Nick’s full name is Nicholas J. Huntington Carter. His description given in the first book, Run, Spy, Run, is that of a tall, handsome, and lean man having a classic profile, and a muscular body. His eyes are gray and have a cruel, dangerous, and icy look. Nick is hard faced with a straight mouth. His hair is dark and thick. There is a tattoo of blue axe on the lower right arm of Nick. This tattoo depicts the identification of an agent from AXE. In one of the novels of the series, it is mentioned that the tattoo glows brightly in the dark. Nick’s shoulder has a scar from a knife wound, while his right thigh has a wound mark from a shrapnel. Whenever Nick lands in danger, he brings his 6th sense to use and often comes out unhurt.

Another important aspect of Nick’s character is yoga, which he practices every day for a minimum of 15 minutes. Nick has an interest in learning different languages and his ability in quick learning helps him to grasp the foreign languages very easily. Some of the languages that he is very fluent in include English, Greek, French, Italian, German, Hungarian, Russian, Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Sanskrit. Apart from these, he has learned basic skills in Japanese, Arabic, Swahili, Turkish, Korean, Hindustani, and Romansch. In the initial books, Nick is shown as assuming various disguises to complete his missions. Throughout the entire series, Nick makes use of 3 main weapons, which are specifically named by him and have certain histories associated with them. His gun is named Wilhemina, while his knife is called Hugo. The third and most important weapon used by him is a poisonous gas bomb. Nick keeps this small device inside his pants beside his testicles. This gas bomb is capable of killing anyone or anything who inhales the colorless, odorless gas. Nick possesses many guns, all German Lugars and all given the name Wilhelmina. His knife is a specially made weapon that can retract inside the handle. The code, N3, given to Nick by his spy agency is a special one as it signifies that Nick is among the top three elite agents, called Killmasters. However, different authors have given different explanations to the code in the books. The one thing common in all the explanations is that Nick is an important asset to AXE and a deadly one too.

An early book written in the Killmaster series in entitled ‘The China Doll’. This book was released in the year 1968 by the Award Books publication. This book’s plot is set in New York. The primary characters of this book’s story include Nick Carter, Nikita Khrushchev, and David Hawk. At the start of the book, it is depicted that Nick recuperates at his home after the completion of his last mission. Soon, he learns from the agency that he has been assigned to carry out another assignment. This new assignment requires him to play the role of the personal bodyguard of Nikita Khrushchev. He must ensure his protection at all times when he represents the Soviet Premier during the United Nation’s first session in the city. As soon as Nikita arrives in New York, two assassination attempts take place on his life, but Nick foils both of them. From then on, he keeps Nikita in front of his eyes all the time until the session gets over and she flies back to her country. Nick’s spy agency and its counterpart from the Soviet Union, SIN, think that the attacks on Nikita’s life were carried out on the orders of a Chinese communist group. This group does not want a healthy relation to develop between USA and USSR. Therefore, assassination was meant to disturb the relationship between them. Nick gets paired with an agent from Russia and they both enter China to track the group that ordered Nikita’s assassination. While doing so, they come across a terrorist group called Claw and learn that this group is the head of all the communist operations. Nick ends up destroying Claw, following which the Russian and American relations improve greatly.

Another popular book of the series is called ‘Saigon’. The Award Books released it in 1964. The story of this novel takes place in North Vietnam, and features the primary characters as Claire La Farge, Nick Carter, Raoul Dupre, and Mr. Hawk. At the beginning of the story, it is depicted that Claire La Farge is the widow of an intelligence officer from France. She resides near a large tea and rice plantation in Vietnam. One day, Claire receives a message in code form from an ex-associate of her dead husband. Not knowing whom to tell about this secret message, Claire decides to put up an advertisement in the Vietnam Times with the hope that her husband’s former colleagues will contact her after reading the advert. She asks her most trusted servant named Saito to book a personal column in the newspaper for the advert. When Raoul Dupre learns about the ad he contacts AXE. Dupre is a well known businessman from Saigon, who has also worked for the French intelligence in the past. After receiving Raoul Dupre’s message, the agency sends Nick to Saigon and orders him to assist Dupre in contacting Claire La Frage and obtaining the coded message from her.

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