Who Knows What Evil Lurks in the Hearts of Men?
Take a journey back to the desperate days of America post the Great Depression, when the country turned to the pulp novels for relief, for hope and for heroes. Meet Walter Gibson, the mind behind The Shadow, and Lester Dent, creator of Doc Savage, as they challenge one another to discover what is real and what is pulp.
From the palaces and battlefields of warlord-plagued China to the seedy waterfronts of Rhode Island; from frozen seas and cursed islands to the labyrinthine tunnels and secret temples of New York's Chinatown, Dent and Gibson will find themselves in a dangerous race to stop a madman destined to create a new empire of pure evil. Together with the young pulp writer L. Ron Hubbard, a mysterious stranger, and a sexy psychic with a chicken, they will finally step out from behind their creations to take part in a heroic journey far greater than any story they have imagined.
The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril is a breathtaking epic of magic and love, marriage and fatherhood, ambition and loss, and writers who never forget their deadlines, even when facing the end of the world.
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 265 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 24 mm
"[A] whirlwind of a debut" * New York Post *
"A high-energy novel... Filled with rich characters, high adventure and fantasy" * USA Today *
"The very definition of a gripping yarn with infamous villains, nefarious plans, and hair-breadth escapes. That the square-jawed heroes are also writers - pulpateers - makes the game a whole new kind of thrill ride. Pulp fiction at its best" -- Glen David Gold, author of Carter Beats the Devil
"A riproaring, swashbuckling time is had by all....diverting and fun, like pulp fiction should be" -- Brian McClusky * Scotland on Sunday *
"A thrilling adventure the likes of which we haven't seen in a long while" -- Jeffrey Deaver