Best known for his Jimmie Dale series of books, which have sold more than 3 million copies worldwide, Frank L. Packard first published The Wire Devils in 1918. A "wire thriller" that uses the booming railroads and telegraph lines of the old West as its backdrop for fast-paced adventure, The Wire Devils follows a criminal gang of the same name who hijack a railroad's telegraph lines to glean information about profitable shipments. But foiling them again and again is the Hawk, the outlaw hero who robs from the robbers and is ultimately on the side of law and order.
Publisher: University of Minnesota Press
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 318 g
Dimensions: 190 x 127 x 25 mm
"Ingenious . . . Contains twists and exciting moments in sufficient number to make it an agreeable companion with which to pass a couple of idle evenings." --New York Times
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