Arctic Wings: A Story of Crime and Justice on the Northern Frontier

Arctic Wings: A Story of Crime and Justice on the Northern Frontier

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by L. Ron Hubbard
     
 

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Spring has come to White Bear Landing—and so has the law, in the firm hands of Royal Mounted policeman and pilot Bob Dixon. Dixon’s as gruff, tough and good-looking as Russell Crowe, and in this outpost halfway between the arctic mines and civilization, he’s known for taking the law to extremes.

More than once Dixon has meted out his own

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Spring has come to White Bear Landing—and so has the law, in the firm hands of Royal Mounted policeman and pilot Bob Dixon. Dixon’s as gruff, tough and good-looking as Russell Crowe, and in this outpost halfway between the arctic mines and civilization, he’s known for taking the law to extremes.

More than once Dixon has meted out his own brand of rough justice with hard fists and hot lead, but now the tables have turned. The past has come back to haunt him, he’s been set up as a murder suspect, and a rogue’s gallery of enemies are lining up to settle old scores . . .

Out on the icy tundra, on the edge of the world, revenge can be cold—and brutal. Dixon’s only hope is to let the trust of a good friend and the love of a good woman lead the way to true justice and redemption—on Arctic Wings.

Hubbard never wrote a word, conceived a character, or described a setting without first finding out all he could about the people and places that drove his stories. He wrote: “I began to search for research on the theory that if I could get a glimmering of anything lying beyond a certain horizon, I could go deep enough to find an excellent story. I read exhaustively. I wanted information and nothing else.” His exhaustive research—and search for the excellent story—comes through brilliantly in Arctic Wings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592124800
Publisher:
Galaxy Press, LLC
Publication date:
03/22/2014
Series:
Action Adventure Short Stories Collection
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
Lexile:
790L (what's this?)
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
12 Years

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With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 325 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and '40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard.

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Arctic Wings: A Story of Crime and Justice on the Northern Frontier 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
tomjohnson1940 7 months ago
“Grand Adventure In The Cold North.” Bob Dixon of the Royal Mounted Police is nicknamed “Lawbook” Dixon because he shows no mercy on criminals. Raised by a strict father who was an iron judge, even the family had to be above the law and his rules at all times. Bob hated the nickname he’s acquired, but he also hated crooks, and he was a tough Mounty that always brought the guilty man to trial. At White Bear Landing he tangles with Taggart, a tough trapper suspected of killing and robbing a man in the north. When Taggart tries to escape, Bob shoots him in the leg, leaving him needing a cane to get around. But evidence points to an Indian as the murderer, and Taggart is released and Bob forced to resign. It was all a frame, and Taggart was guilty, and Bob had to prove it. Plus, he has met a girl, Nancy McClane, at the White Bear Post, and they are in love. Once again, L. Ron Hubbard proves he can write any genre, and his pulp writing still stands up today as some of the best adventure yarns written for the pulp magazines. “Arctic Wings” was originally published in the June 1938 issue of FIVE-NOVELS MONTHLY. Highly recommended.
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Arctic Wings Author: L. Ron Hubbard Publisher: Galaxy Press Published: 3-22-2014 ISBN: 9781592122554 ASIN E-Book: B00I0JGV9W Pages: 128 Genre: Fiction, Adult, Tags: Historical, Law Enforcement, Suspense, Overall Rating: Good 3.5 Reviewed For:Net Galley Reviewer: DelAnne Bob Dixon, a strictly by the book Royal Mounted Police Officer stationed at White Bear Landing, is known far wide as being a stickler for the following the letter of the law. Often dispensing his own brand of justice to those who have broken the law. As an officer of the law he has accumulated a long list of enemies, one of which who has framed him as a thief and murderer. Dixon sets out to prove his innocence without much succession. When Dixon reaches the end of his rope and despair over takes him Nancy saves his sanity and his heart. Set in the late 1930's/early 1940's Arctic Winds reflect the time. Dixon too is a product of his life a father who berated him constantly telling him he would amount to nothing. Dixon grew determined to prove him wrong. He is strong, intelligent and has a code of honor he lives by. Unfortunately the same rigid ideals are what has kept his heart isolated. Nancy has overcome the stigma of a criminal father to become the strong determined woman that she is. Follow as these two cross paths learning to and teaching one another that the our past is not so important as what we do in our present and future.