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Saddle up for excitement with this riveting tale. When Lynn Taylor's kid brother, Lee, gets framed for stage robbery, cattle rustling and murder, the boy swears his innocence and instead accuses McCloud, head of the vigilante committee responsible for removing the town's former sheriff.To save Lee from hanging the following night, Lynn hatches a wild plan to rob the next stagecoach with the help of the ex-sheriff--hoping it will raise doubts about Lee's guilt if the crimes continue. But Lynn gets more than he bargained for when he's snared by McCloud's men, and the time to the hanging gallops rapidly his way. ALSO INCLUDES THE WESTERN STORIES "RIDE 'EM COWBOY" AND "THE BOSS OF THE LAZY B""Hubbard's trio has one thing in common--rough and tumble action with a twist, and all are a great read." --True West Magazine * An International Book Awards Winner
Buckle up for adventure. When former captain of this army and that, Phil Sheridan, lands on the shore of the forgotten Indonesian island of Kamling--jewel of the Banda Sea--he's captured instead of welcomed by warriors of a primitive and bloodthirsty tribe. Marched to the natives' camp, he meets José Emanuel Batista--one-time slave trafficker, long-time murderer, and now self-appointed tyrant. Using his smooth-talking tongue and shooting skills to escape, Sheridan finds temporary shelter at the lodgings of a miner and his beautiful daughter. With limited arms and supplies to hold off Batista and his men, Sheridan must take a desperate chance and journey ever deeper into the jungle. His plan? Enlist the help of headhunters who may be more interested in his head than in driving out Batista's regime and ending its tyrannical reign. "Primo pulp fiction." --Booklist
Saddle up with this riveting tale. Young Tim Beckdolt had been working Desperation Peak in Arizona for eight long, treacherous months before striking a rich seam of gold. Now, after three months of hard, grueling labor, he's stockpiled more than $175,000 of gold ore, and his dreams of wealth are about to be realized . . . that is until the loutish Swedish giant Sven and the foppish Virginian killer Bonnet, arrive to jump his claim. Forced by gunpoint to mine the remainder of the gold for this villainous pair, Tim manages to escape into the surrounding wilderness, only to be hunted like an animal through vicious terrain with no weapons to defend himself or food to sustain him. ALSO INCLUDES THE WESTERN STORIES "JOHNNY, THE TOWN TAMER" AND "STRANGER IN TOWN" "With the flair of a Louis L'Amour or Zane Grey." --True West*An International Book Awards Winner
Fly through this riveting tale. He lies in wait: a man hunted by many, feared by all and controlled by none . . . if, indeed, he is a man at all. Meet The Devil--With Wings. From Shanghai to Vladivostok, the mere sight of this black-garbed white creature has caused heart failure among the soldiers of the Rising Sun.Now the brooding specter who stalks the borders and skies of 1930s China has launched a personal invasion against the Japanese. Yet standing in his way is a beautiful and vengeful young woman who believes The Devil murdered her brother. Not only must this solitary avenger clear his name, he must get the woman out of the country alive--if only he can stop her from killing him first. "His stories also give the feel of experience and firsthand knowledge of the subject matter."--Baryon
Vibrating with action and excitement. The New York Mafia is under aerial assault. The United States is about to declare war. The world's oil supply is rumored to be radioactive. And a mountain of ice is plunging from outer space directly toward Earth! The insane Chief of the Central Information Apparatus has seized control of the Confederacy and the fate of Earth and Voltar sway in the balance as all hell breaks loose in the fastest non-stop volume yet. Volume 7 of the biggest Science Fiction dekology ever written -- Mission Earth. "Remember how you felt the first time you saw Star Wars? This book will do it to you again." --Orson Scott Card
Enjoy this riveting tale. Lucky Martin is a daredevil test pilot who's perfected the design for a new bomber plane that the Navy is sure to buy. What makes the plane unique is its ability to dive straight down at seven miles a minute and suddenly level off--stressing the wings at nine times the plane's weight--without breaking apart.Unfortunately for Lucky, hostile foreign powers are determined to see him fail so they can scoop up the plane's design for their own use. Following a string of "accidents" which nearly kill him, Lucky Martin becomes "Unlucky" Martin, making his future look very luckless indeed, unless he can stay alive to outwit the enemy."Primo pulp fiction." --Booklist
The Nerve-Shattering Clamax to the biggest science fiction series ever written! Will Lombar Hisst successfully defy the invasion force of Fleet Officer Jettero Heller and Prince Mortiiy? Or will the Voltarian arch-villain's number finally be up? Will J. Walter Madison, maniacal "PR" man, get what he deserves? And what, in the end, will be Earth's fate as Heller races against time to prevent the planet's total destruction? Find out these answers and more in this riotous, nonstop concluding episode of L. Ron Hubbard's best-selling epic, Mission Earth. "It is witty, satirical and fast-paced action to weave a plot that is suspenseful and entertaining." --Abilene Reporter News
Captivating entertainment. A spectacular cavalcade of the wild experiences of Royal Fleet Officer Jettero Heller caught up in a superbly imaginative and intricate plot. Heller has been sent to eliminate pollution on Earth to make it habitable for the coming invaders, but Voltarian killer/spy Soltan Gris (our evil narrator) is bent on sabotaging his mission. Volume 3 of the biggest Science Fiction dekology ever written -- Mission Earth. "...the granddaddy of all series..." --The Los Angeles Times
Enjoy this gripping and gritty tale. China's war ace, a fighter pilot nicknamed "The Falcon Killer (Tzun Kai)," is actually Bill Gaylord, raised in Peking by his American parents. Gaylord lost both of them as a child during the violent Boxer uprising and then saw his foster family slaughtered in wartime. With a past that's hardened his soul and given him nerves of steel, Gaylord has used his resolve to down more Japanese aircraft than can be counted.When he's not hunting down enemy planes, intrigue constantly follows him--stars of Tzun's rogues gallery include an agent provocateur and a despotic Chinese warlord. Soon enough, events pit Gaylord against a Japanese spy who has caused untold trouble for the Chinese. Gaylord must somehow find and defeat him or risk losing an ancient Chinese kingdom to the land of the rising sun. "Hubbard writes with his usual gusto ('Wings in the sky had passed their shadows over the land to drop their acrid death'), and Gaylord is a typical Hubbard hero, tough and wily but also introspective and romantic." --Booklist
Discover intrigue. Brent Calloway is hired by an insurance firm to board a cargo vessel undercover and ensure it makes its way to San Diego in one piece. Once the voyage is underway, Calloway finds fraud, a pattern of organized scuttlings and the true fate of another vessel captained by an old friend. But when Calloway's true identity is revealed, he must fight for his life--and the real danger begins. ALSO INCLUDES THE ADVENTURE STORY "GROUNDED""...one of the great pulp writers, with colorful prose, lively action writing, exotic locales, fresh variations on standard characters and situations, and well-constructed plots."--Ellery Queen
A novel of compelling suspense. Professor James Lowry didn't believe in spirits, or witches, or demons. Not until a gentle spring evening when his hat disappeared, and suddenly he couldn't remember the last four hours of his life. Now, the quiet university town of Atworthy is changing -- slightly at first, then faster and more frighteningly each time he tries to remember. Lowry is pursued by a dark, secret evil that is turning his whole world against him while it whispers a warning from the shadows: If you find your hat you'll find your four hours. If you find your four hours then you will die... "A classic tale of creeping, surreal menace and horror... one of the really, really good ones." --Stephen King
Winchester Remington Smith is a crack shot. Problem is, surrounded by roller coasters and merry-go-rounds, his talent is going to waste, knocking down ducks in a carnival shooting gallery. Win wants some real action, and like Gary Cooper as Sergeant York, he's going to war--running off to join the U.S. Marines to fight a guerilla insurgency south of the border. In the jungles of Central America, Win takes a different kind of roller coaster ride. Quick and quiet, he's now a runner. It's a vital role, but he feels like a messenger boy, unable to put his rifle to good use. Even when he saves the life of First Sergeant Fifty-Fifty O'Brien--a Marine so gung-ho he has about a fifty-fifty chance of survival--Win ends up facing a disciplinary hearing for disobeying orders. Can the young sharpshooter redeem himself? Win's about to get his chance, an opportunity to deliver a message that the Marines will never forget.Hubbard knew exactly what it meant to be a Marine. As he wrote in 1935: "Most of the fiction written about [Marines] is of an intensely dramatic type, all do-or-die and Semper Fidelis." But the reality, he said, was far different. "I've known the Corps from Quantico to Peiping, from the South Pacific to the West Indies, and I've never seen any flag-waving. The most refreshing part of the U.S.M.C. is that they get their orders . . . and do the job and that's that." It's that kind of unique and pointed insight that he brings to stories like Fifty-Fifty O'Brien. Also includes the military adventures The Adventure of X, in which a French Foreign Legionnaire's intelligence mission leads him into an enemy ambush, and he has to warn his fellow Legionnaires before they walk into a massacre; and Red Sand, the story of a disgraced Chicago cop who joins the Legionnaires and finds his investigative skills invaluable in the desert.
Triumphant tale of heroes, honor and impossible odds. As the great World War grinds to a halt a force more sinister than Hitler's Nazis has seized control of Europe and is systematically destroying every adversary -- except one. In the heart of France a crack unit of British soldiers survive, overcoming all opposition under the leadership of a hardened military strategist highly trained in every method of combat and known only as "The Lieutenant". Ordered to return to British Headquarters, the Lieutenant is torn between obeying the politicians in London or doing what he knows is right for his country, regardless of the price.
The ancient jungles of the Yucatan hide a world of secrets . . . the secrets of wealth, love, and fate. Now daredevil pilot Kurt Reid is about to tempt fate and fly into the heart of that jungle in search of his destiny--an adventure as daring and dangerous as any undertaken by Indiana Jones.He's looking for gold, but not just any. He's after one particular nugget--flying blind into a tropical haystack in search of a very valuable needle. Thanks to his grandfather's vexing dying wish, his entire inheritance--as well as the shape of his future--hangs on the success of his journey.As if that weren't bad enough, Kurt soon finds that his family legacy runs deep and dark in the Yucatan. The Mayans mistake Kurt for his grandfather, and they've got fifty-years worth of revenge to serve up. Whether he lands on the sacrificial altar or in the arms of his sexy co-pilot Joy, things are bound to heat up fast in pursuit of Forbidden Gold.In 1931, as a student at George Washington University, Hubbard founded the college Glider Club and within a few months a respected columnist said "he is recognized as one of the outstanding glider pilots in the country." Later he wrote as the aviation correspondent for the prestigious flying magazine Sportsman Pilot. His combined writing and flying expertise comprised the perfect recipe to give stories like Forbidden Gold their authentic flavor.
Explosive intergalactic intrigue. Blazing an explosive trail from a secret Voltarian base in Turkey, across the Mediterranean, through Swiss banks, to the Mafia-controlled casinos of Atlantic City and the mean streets of New York. While Jettero Heller continues his mission to keep Earth from destroying itself, his evil opponent, Soltan Gris, attempts to sabotage Heller's plans at every turn with some sadistic plots of his own. The addition of Countess Krak, recently arrived from Voltar, and Gris' sudden acquisition of over $250 million in gold make for an action-packed fifth installment of Mission Earth. "...a wild compound of science fiction action, political satire and sexual comedy." --Cincinnati Post
Breathtaking, pulse-pounding adventure. An American mining engineer, Captain Humbert Reynolds, has gold fever--an elusive ailment that cloaks rational thought and drives men across endless plains and daunting mountain peaks to seek their quarry.Ignoring all warnings and signs of treachery, Reynolds travels to the barren expanses of the Gobi Desert in search of the glittery gold. Captured by bandits and thrown to an enclave of Machiavellian monks nestled deep inside a cavernous mountain, Reynolds finds a scene that resembles the horrors of Dante's hell. And though he does find his much-desired gold, Reynolds also discovers that the price he has to pay for it just may lead to his doom. ALSO INCLUDES THE ADVENTURE STORY "PEARL PIRATE""Solid examples of what passed for thrilling adventures in the pre-Indiana Jones days..." --Publishers Weekly
Boldly go to worlds where no one has gone before. Fanner Marston was raised a slave as a child, became a petty street thief as a teen, and now masters his own craft and crew as a grown man. He's also gone completely mad. Driven by privation, with a vicious greed and slavering lust for power, Marston alone of forty men has survived the perilous trek through a blistering desert to the magical city of Parva, where legend says a secret awaits which will give him absolute control over the Universe. However, Marston finds the key to all power is not at all what he expected. . . ALSO INCLUDES THE SCIENCE FICTION STORIES "SPACE CAN," "THE BEAST" AND "THE SLAVER""Tremendous attention to detail ... audiences will find themselves captivated from beginning to end."--Publishers Weekly starred review
Captivating new worlds. Once there had been a single government of Earth controlled by the western races, but the long-oppressed people of Asia finally struck back with a "cohesion projector." In an instant, the device established a solid, invisible wall of space--creating a dividing line between the superpowers, with the Asiatic Federation inside and the United Continents outside.Both powers are tenuously perched on the brink of war until George Marquis Lorrilard comes along. A sometime lieutenant of the pitiful handful of space guards known as the United Continents Space Navy, he's used the experience to become a space exploiter. Far less driven by altruism than by the ferocious thirst and hunger of greed, Lorrilard sets a course to change forever the fate of Earth and the stars. ALSO INCLUDES THE SCIENCE FICTION STORIES "FINAL ENEMY" AND "THE AUTOMAGIC HORSE""...enjoyable, entertaining, and lighthearted..."--Booklist
Private detective Sam Spade nearly died, several times over, chasing The Maltese Falcon. But what Spade faced in pursuit of the black bird was child's play compared to what Lieutenant Bill Mahone of Naval Intelligence endures when he sets out to find the Green God.He's tortured with knives, threatened with a slow, painful death, and buried alive. And then things get really nasty. The entire Chinese city of Tientsin is under siege from within--the streets filled with rioting, arson, mass looting and murder. And all because the city's sacred idol, the Green God, has gone missing. Mahone's convinced he knows who stole the deity of jade, diamonds and pearls. To retrieve it, though, he'll have to go undercover and underground. But he's walking a razor's edge--between worship and warfare, between a touch of heaven and a taste of bloody hell.As a young man, Hubbard visited Manchuria, where his closest friend headed up British intelligence in northern China. Hubbard gained a unique insight into the intelligence operations and spy-craft in the region as well as the criminal trade in sacred objects. It was on this experience that he based The Green God, which was his first professional sale, published in February, 1934--the beginning of a very remarkable and prolific writing career.Also includes the adventure Five Mex for a Million, in which an American Army captain, falsely accused of murder, finds himself taking on the Chinese government, a powerful Russian general, and a mysterious, unexpected passenger.
Gunslinger Mart Kincaid is blackmailed into working for Gar Malone, the reputed King of Concha Basin. A greedy and ruthless taskmaster, Malone practices a cruel owner's philosophy--land is for those who can take it and keep it. He quickly puts Kincaid's gun hand to use, threatening locals with death unless they pack up and vacate their homes and land. When Malone's craving turns to the Singing Canyon spread, the jewel of the basin, Kincaid finally decides he's had enough of Malone and his wicked ways. Willing to pay the ultimate price if necessary, Kincaid must square his shoulders and take his stand against Malone . . . and an entire band of hired killers. Also includes the Western story "Blood on His Spurs."
Wrangle with some of the finest renegades, outlaws and dangerous desperados. Easy Bill Gates, genial landowner of the Las Pinas ranch, unwillingly earns a reputation as a gunman when, in the first (and only) rage of his life, he kills outlaw Fanner Marsten for murdering his brother.Enter George Barton, an unscrupulous, power-hungry hulk of a man and owner of the adjoining El Rancho Grandisimo, who seeks to add Las Piñas to his holdings. Instead of offering a decent price for the place, Barton hires the fastest and filthiest gunmen alive to run Bill off his land. Now the only law anyone can turn to is Judge Colt . . . revolver. ALSO INCLUDES THE WESTERN STORY "RUIN AT RIO PIEDRAS""With a flair of a Louis L'Amour or Zane Grey." --True West
Buckle up for adventure in this action-packed tale. When he learns that his partner's been murdered attempting to gather gold worth half a million dollars, Tom Christian sets off to the jungles of the Solomon Islands to retrace his partner's footsteps and finish the job. But Tom's gold fever makes him unaware that the notorious thief Punjo Charlie has laid a trap to snare the young man and collect the treasure himself. Christian's problems soon triple when a trio of Americans are taken hostage by the same bandit--and one of those hostages just happens to be the beautiful Diana Forsythe.What follows is an all-out war which pits Christian, his first mate Hihi and their contingent of coast men against a horde of bloodthirsty headhunters, all under the control of the man who killed his partner. "Definitely one of Hubbard's more successful adventures; strongly recommended."--Library Journal Starred Review
A triumphant tale. Sentenced to a French penal colony for killing an officer (in self-defense), American Dusty Colton flees the French Foreign Legion he so willingly joined and rushes headlong into a Berber tribal lair. To his horror, he discovers a captive American woman who's in the process of being whipped and tortured by the bandit leader.Despite the low odds of him winning out against the entire Berber tribe alone, Dusty can't leave the woman behind. Even if he figures out an escape from the camp, he still has to manage a way to get them both out of the country alive with both the Foreign Legion and the Berbers at their heels. ALSO INCLUDES THE ADVENTURE STORIES "THE BARBARIANS" AND "THE SQUAD THAT NEVER CAME BACK""...pulse-pounding...The opening pulls readers in..." --Publishers Weekly
Riveting, historical accounts of daredevils, pilots and brutal madmen that inspire many of today's cinematic blockbusters. Step back in time with these thrilling tales that appeared in the pages of the most popular pulp fiction magazines of the 1930's and 1940's."Beats any Pirates of the Caribbean story you will find." --Associated ContentThe Collection includes:International Book Awards Winners: On Blazing Wings, Tomb of the Ten Thousand Dead,National Indie Excellence Award Winner: Under the Black Ensign as well as The Sky-Crasher, Sky Birds Dare!, Man-Killers in the Air, Inky Odds, Hurtling Wings, Trouble on His Wings, All Frontiers are Jealous & Yukon Madness.
Triumphant tale of honor and impossible odds. Legionnaire Bill Reilly was given specific orders to guard a railroad station where nightly trains carrying Spanish supplies and troops pass by. He would have done so had it not been for a severed hand that arrived in his camp. The grizzled token carried a taunting message from a renegade Berber chieftain, claiming capture of an Englishwoman named Kay MacArthur and challenging the Legion to rescue her. Reilly's sense of honor overrides all. He takes up the gauntlet knowing full well he could be walking into a trap--with deadly consequences."It's certainly loads of fun." --Ellery Queen* An International Book Awards Finalists
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