THE GIRL FROM H.A.R.D.

 
Full Name: Virginia Box
Series Name: The Girl From H.A.R.D.
Codename: Agent H-223
Nationality: British
Organization: H.A.R.D.
Occupation Agent

Creator: James Moffatt
Time Span: 1974 - 1975
ABOUT THE SERIES

       Virginia Box is an agent for H.A.R.D.
       This extremely sexy female agent is dedicated to the defense of the free world and willing to give her all to that end. She just doesn't want to give it to her libidinous boss, Baird Rodd, who routinely has his hands into all sorts of missions around the globe and all over her body whenever she reports to work. In the first book, she strapped on a gun before sitting down with her boss to discuss an assignment, just because she thought she might need the protection. His roving hands notwithstanding, Virginia Box has been an operative for well over a year and has already amassed an impressive track record of accomplishments.
       The headquarters for H.A.R.D. is in the Lookout Hotel, a functioning inn in downtown London which caters more to those wanting to rent by the hour than by the day. Only 27 of the roughly 100 rooms are actually for rent, however, with the rest being offices for the intelligence bureau. Those 27 rooms, though, earn enough money to help finance the bureau's operations.
       We learn little of the background of Ms. Box but we do gather from her activities that she is an excellent driver who likes to go fast and a highly skilled fighter who can hold her own in most struggles. She is sharp-witted and sharper-tongued. She is blue-eyed, brown-haired, and possesses legs to die for, or from. The top floor of a tall office building is her personal apartment, gotten because the owner wanted her more than he wanted the huge income he could get from it and she has it luxuriously outfitted. She is on very friendly relations with her Russian counterpart and sometimes arch-rival, Ima Kissoff, a woman who would like to become even friendlier but Box does not swing quite that far, according to her.
       
       The author must have had a difficult time devising an intelligent name for the agency that has the initials H.A.R.D. The best he came up with was Hemisphere Administration for Regional Defence.

BOOKS

Number of Books:3
First Appearance:1974
Last Appearance:1975

1 The Girl From H.A.R.D. The Girl From H.A.R.D.
Written by James Moffatt
Copyright: 1974

The wife of a leading British scientist, Sir Ian Whipps, has been kidnapped, although no one, including Sir Ian seems too concerned. The purpose for the snatching is to force Whipps into going over to the other side. The culprit is the terrible enemy agent, Willi Kumm. Ms. Box must rescue Mrs. Whipps before Sir Ian vamooses.

2 Virginia Box And The Unsatisfied Virginia Box And The Unsatisfied
Written by James Moffatt
Copyright: 1975

The luscious Connie Linguistam and the Unsatisfied may be a 'normal' rock group or it may be a band of would-be terrorists. Which is it, Baird Rodd wants to know and he sends in Virginia to infiltrate the organization to uncover the truth.

3 Perfect Assignment Perfect Assignment
Written by James Moffatt
Copyright: 1975

Her name is Perfect Laye and that about says it all. For the last few years she has ruled the underworld in London without being interesting to H.A.R.D. Now a renowned KGB agent is heading to England to meet with Perfect and it is Virginia's job to find out why.

MY COMMENTS

       If you thought, as I did, that the realm of really bad sex-soaked spy spoofs was the sole domain of the American writers, the three truly horrid tales by James Moffat about the delectable Virginia Box will set you straight (no pun intended). It is reassuring to know at least one of the British writers can be as bad as some American ones.
       I can't describe how lousy the stories are. I can only relate that since their main purpose was the puerile titillation of the reader and since they failed miserably, you should quickly pass these books by.

GRADE

My Grade: D-

Your Average Grade:   D

YOUR OPINIONS
chrisno1 D 2016-05-30

Dreadful, dreadful, dreadful. These are supposed to be sexy spy novels but they are a sham of both. The erotica is of the 'Carry On' variety and the espionage is akin to Tintin. Rubbish.


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