Yes, summer reading from 1973. The world's wealthiest man, Mr. Merlin, lives on the side of a volcano and sends mercenaries around the globe to fight evil, or stir up shit for the American Cause. In this case, John Eagle is sent to Siberia by way of a German nuclear sub to find out who is sending radio transmissions from the frozen wastes while claiming to be Rasputin the 2nd. And what does this mysterious transmission have to do with missing scientists who've recently gone bonkers? That's Eagle's mission, to find out. Along the way, he'll have to practice some sexualle horigkeit on a beautiful Soviet psychologist who's experimenting with living brains in giant test tubes.

Probably not something you'll find on a college summer reading syllabus, but way more fun than reading posts discussing if Nick Carraway is gay or not.