Ok, I'm sorry. But I've held off for nearly 36 hours and I couldn't hold off any longer.
this guy, and this guy. Interestingly, in general, it seems that they are quite good at what they are, which is crazy. (As a result of the second guy's blog, I really want to read the lost sic fi classic, in his opinion, Spawn of the Death Machine.)
There were 53 Penetrators written by two guys (Mark K. Roberts did odd and Chet Cunningham did even, or vice versa) over the course of eleven busy years.
This guy's view: Unlike the Executioner and the Destroyer and the Death Merchant and the Butcher (whew!), I did not read the Penetrator when they first came out in the early 70's. It wasn't until I started this site that I took to reading them and was very pleasantly surprised. Hardin is a very likeable man* and his adventures are very likeable reads. As spy books they are lacking but as the adventures they are meant to be, they are good
Here's a spoof movie trailer done last year. It's funny. The main thing all this made me think of is The Reprisalizer.
* I might read this book just to find out whether I agree that Hardin is 'a very likeable man'.