Max Smart—The Spy Who Went Out to the Cold (Get Smart, Book 7)
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Number Seven—THE SPY WHO WENT OUT TO THE COLD—takes Max off on a whirlwind, world-wide tour that has to go down as the wackiest travelogue in history.
Assigned to escort the great Professor Wormser von BOOM to a secret laboratory at the North Pole, Max and his beauteous sidekick, 99, take the scenic route. There's never been a polar expedition like this before as Control's beloved birdbrain races to elude his pitiless KAOS pursuers. To keep science wizard von BOOM from the cruel clutches of the enemy, Max puts his incredible "crow-disguised-as-a-wild-goose" plan into operation.
The results, which confuse no one except Max, would turn a travel agent's hair gray. Would you believe a camel caravan across the Sahara? A hitch by houseboat up the Nile? A jaunt by jet to Russia? A sortie by sub to Alaska? And a daring drive by dogsled into the Arctic wilderness?
But that's only part of the action in this zany, zigzag saga that rocks and rolls across every continent on—and off—the map. As THE SPY WHO WENT OUT TO THE COLD, Max is at his empty-headed best. It's a super cool caper that will keep you chuckling and shivering to the very end.
“I wonder . . .” He went to one of the portholes. Above it was posted a small sign, saying: Please Do Not Feed the Seagulls. “This explains it,” Max said. “He read this sign. One of the words reminded him of something. We’ll find him back at the helicopter.” “One of these words reminded him of a helicopter?” the first KAOS agent said doubtfully. “Which one?” “Seagull.” “Is that another Sidney?” the second KAOS agent asked the first KAOS agent. The first KAOS agent whistled shrilly. “Not just
secret agents.” “You’re right, Max.” Max and 99 found von Sydesheau and informed him that, in fact, von BOOM was a scientist. Von Sydesheau threw back his head and roared with laughter. “You don’t believe it?” Max said. “As much as I believed that ridiculous story about you two being secret agents,” von Sydesheau replied. He winked at Max. “Spying on the sand, eh?” Max and 99 retreated. That night, when the camp was silent, Max and 99, by prearrangement, slipped out of their separate tents
then led the way back to the end of the line. “It’s moving quickly,” he said to 99. “And there’s still a half-hour before that plane is scheduled to leave for Vladivostok. So we’ll probably make it.” “I hope so, Max. We’ve missed so many— Max! Professor von BOOM! He’s gone!” “Drat! What did I say?” “It wasn’t you, Max. It was that clerk. He said ‘end of the line.’ Line! Von BOOM must be looking for the post office.” Max and 99 rushed to the exit and looked out. Von BOOM was nowhere in sight.
tourist nut insists on getting took—be of service.” A half-hour later, they reached the post office, located in the center of Madrid. Max and 99 jumped out and headed up the steps—just as von BOOM came out the door and headed down the steps. “Professor!” Max called. But at that same instant, from behind them, came the sound of thundering hoofs, which drowned-out Max’s shout. Whipping around, Max and 99 saw a solid wall of fierce-looking bulls pounding toward them through the street. “Well,
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