Dive Bomber, The: A High-flying Adventure of Love and Danger

Dive Bomber, The: A High-flying Adventure of Love and Danger

by L. Ron Hubbard
     
 

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Lucky Martin is a daredevil of the skies—a test pilot who lives to break the rules and push the envelope.  Sound like a perfect role for Errol Flynn?  It did to Hollywood, as Flynn was cast in the movie of the same name.

Lucky’s a trailblazer—flying higher and faster than any pilot out there.  His latest invention could change

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Lucky Martin is a daredevil of the skies—a test pilot who lives to break the rules and push the envelope.  Sound like a perfect role for Errol Flynn?  It did to Hollywood, as Flynn was cast in the movie of the same name.

Lucky’s a trailblazer—flying higher and faster than any pilot out there.  His latest invention could change the face of air warfare and alter the balance of world power.  It’s The Dive Bomber—a perfectly designed aircraft for the U.S. Navy.  There’s only one problem—up to now every test flight has ended in disaster.  The reason: sabotage.

America’s enemies will go to any length to get their hands on his design—from savage attacks to kidnapping his fiancée.  Lucky’ll have to push his luck to the very limit to save his plane, save his girl . . . and save his country.

As a barnstorming pilot in the early days of aviation, Hubbard was dubbed “Flash” Hubbard by the aviation magazines of the day. Expanding his knowledge even more, he visited Boeing in Seattle where the president and chief engineer gave him an inside look at their test pilot program. His unique and pioneering insight of flight streaks across the page in novels like The Dive Bomber.

“With thrills a plenty, The Dive Bomber is a riveting ‘theater of the mind’ experience that does full justice to the literary skills of L. Ron Hubbard and is wholeheartedly recommended to anyone who enjoys action/adventure stories at their very best.” —The Midwest Book Review

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"His writing is very down to earth and really packs a punch. ...one of my personal favorites.”—Audiobook Heaven


"A riveting ‘theater of the mind’ experience...whole heartedly recommended."  —Midwest Book Review

"Written in Hubbard’s usual breathless style...taut, exciting story." — Booklist

"Intriguing tale.  Hubbard grounds his cliffhanger adventure firmly in aeronautical details that make its thrilling events seem plausible". —Publishers Weekly

Publishers Weekly
First published in the pulp magazine Five-Novels Monthly in 1937, this intriguing tale of aerial derring-do offers up a big patriotic chest thump for American aviators on the eve of WWII. Lucky Martin, the “Number One test pilot in the United States,” is trying to sell the military a fleet of customized dive bombers, but his test planes keep crashing suspiciously. When smarmy businessman Joe Bullard offers to pay Lucky to convert his fleet to “sporting planes,” Lucky recognizes a dodge to circumvent the U.S. government’s neutrality laws and sell the planes abroad, where they could be used as weapons against American ships. Facing blackmail by Bullard—who has also kidnapped Lucky’s gal Dixie—Lucky has to find some way to prove the mettle of his innovative planes, in order to keep them in America. Hubbard (Mouthpiece) grounds his cliffhanger adventure firmly in aeronautical details that make its thrilling events seem plausible. (Mar.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592122301
Publisher:
Galaxy Press, LLC
Publication date:
03/21/2013
Series:
Stories from the Golden Age
Edition description:
First Edition, Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
12 Years

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As one of the 20 top bestselling authors of all time, with more than 325 million works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard stands alongside an illustrious company of writers. But he also stands alone—as an author who actually lived many of the stories he wrote.

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