Doc Savage: The Desert Demons

Doc Savage: The Desert Demons

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by Kenneth Robeson, Will Murray, Lester Dent
     
 

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Back after nearly 20 years, Doc Savage returns! The Man of Bronze and his amazing crew are called to 1936 California to combat the Desert Demons. Weather gone wild--or something far more sinister? From the Mojave Desert to the Hollywood Hills, and climaxing in the swampy interior of Florida, Doc confronts a threat to the Earth unlike any he ever faced before. Written… See more details below

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Back after nearly 20 years, Doc Savage returns! The Man of Bronze and his amazing crew are called to 1936 California to combat the Desert Demons. Weather gone wild--or something far more sinister? From the Mojave Desert to the Hollywood Hills, and climaxing in the swampy interior of Florida, Doc confronts a threat to the Earth unlike any he ever faced before. Written by prolific novelist Will Murray, author of 7 previous Doc Savage novels, and based on an unfinished manuscript by originator Lester Dent, The Desert Demons is only the first of 7 projected Wild Adventures of Doc Savage. A perfect reintroduction to the seminal pulp superman-scientist whose adventures were originally published between 1933 and 1949. The Man of Bronze is back. For real this time.

Editorial Reviews

Tor.com - Jim Beard
"This is the Doc Savage of pulp legend....The Desert Demons, in grand Savage tradition, tells of a baffling phenomenon that kills men and disintegrates objects. Seemingly insect-like, the �demons� swarm through the air like a cloud of rust, both mindless and with purpose, but altogether sinister. Every Doc adventure is a mystery, and this one is no shirker of that solemn duty. I�ve read a submarine-load of Doc Savage stories and I was guessing up until the end...�
SFSIGNAL.com - Larry Ketchersid
BRIEF SYNOPSIS: Doc Savage and his team descend upon California, to investigate
mysterious red dust demons from the sky that are killing Hollywood types; Pat
Savage, Doc's cousin, is missing and may be one of the victims.
MY REVIEW:
PROS: Shows the "science investigator" Doc and the "human enough to get mad"
Doc; the inclusion of Pat Savage is always a plus; dirigibles, baby!; excellent
Afterwords by Will Murray and cover art by Joe DeVito; promises of more new Docs <
Amazon.com - Barry Reese
This book is a great reminder of the days when pulp featured one exciting scene after another: if you want to see Doc throwing himself from one moving vehicle to the next, dodging a hail of bullets or flexing his Herculean muscles in an attempt
to avoid seemingly certain death... this book is for you.
This novel is based on an outline by Lester Dent and...reads like a lost Dent story...
Amazon.com - Andrew Salmon
The plot is classic pulp and classic Doc. Out in Hollywoodland, a mysterious red cloud is swooping down out of the sky, devouring people and machinery alike, causing no end of headaches for film crews and the general population. And Pat Savage has disappeared into this mess. What follows is a rollicking adventure mixing science fact with science fiction while bullets whiz, grenades explode, schemes run rampant and gadgets save the day.
Davy Crockett's Almanac of Mystery, Adventure and the Wild West - Evan Lewis
All five of Doc�s aides are on hand for this one, and cousin Pat plays an important role too. An added attraction is that much of the action revolves around the Hollywood film industry of 1936. Fun stuff. I especially enjoyed having Monk decked out in cowboy duds and riding a cayuse. And when the action moves to California, we get to see Doc battle an alligator � la Davy Crockett or Jim Bowie.
Bottom Line: You don�t want to miss this...

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013057593
Publisher:
Altus Press
Publication date:
08/29/2011
Series:
The Wild Adventures ofDoc Savage , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
282,406
File size:
1 MB

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