The Sky-Crasher

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They don’t call him Caution Jones for nothing. An ace pilot, ever since his barnstorming father was killed in an air stunt, Jones has stuck strictly to business—as the no-nonsense general manager of Trans-Continental Airlines. But, like Robert Redford in The Great Waldo Pepper, he’s about to find that, sometimes, if you want to get anywhere, you have to throw caution to the wind.

The race is on for a monster contract: the U.S. Postal Service. But to get it, Trans-Continental ...

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Overview

They don’t call him Caution Jones for nothing. An ace pilot, ever since his barnstorming father was killed in an air stunt, Jones has stuck strictly to business—as the no-nonsense general manager of Trans-Continental Airlines. But, like Robert Redford in The Great Waldo Pepper, he’s about to find that, sometimes, if you want to get anywhere, you have to throw caution to the wind.

The race is on for a monster contract: the U.S. Postal Service. But to get it, Trans-Continental will have to circle the globe and beat its top competitor to the prize. And there’s only one pilot with the skill to do it: Caution Jones. He’ll have to dust off his wings and soar to heights even his father never dreamed of.

The wild blue yonder has never been wilder as Jones discovers that the competition will go to any length to bring his plane down. But an even greater challenge sits in his own cockpit—his co-pilot. She’s blonde, she’s brazen, and she just might get Caution Jones to take the biggest risk of all. . . .

L. Ron Hubbard, the pilot, was a sensation in his flying days. As an article in the July 1934 issue of The Pilot magazine said: “Wherever two or three pilots are gathered together around the Nation’s Capital, whether it be a Congressional hearing, or just in the back of some hangar, you’ll probably hear the name of Ron Hubbard mentioned . . . for the flaming haired pilot hit the city like a tornado a few years ago and made women scream and strong men weep by his aerial antics. He just dared the ground to come up and hit him.” And straight from the cockpit to the typewriter, Hubbard brought all the thrills and chills of his flight experience to his stories.

Includes the aviation adventure Boomerang Bomber, in which a former U.S. Army officer undertakes a mission for the Chinese only to end up in the crosshairs of Japan’s Imperial military. In a world of double- and triple-crosses, this is one conflict that can only be settled in battle . . . in the sky.

“Wild adventure.” —The Midwest Book Review

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"The Sky Crasher is a wild adventure about embarking on a round-the-world flight back when making the claim was so great an achievement that the attempts attracted a criminal element. Also, present are the stories Boomerang Bombe” and a preview of Hurtling Wings."  —Mid West Book Review

Library Journal
Aging gunfighters, fancy flyers, noble officers, and rowdy rebels can all be found in Galaxy Press's latest four entries in its "Stories of the Golden Age" series, also available in trade paperback. Despite the titles' distinct differences, all are rife with action and adventure and laced with melodramatic overtones. All except Hostage to Death include additional stories besides the title feature. While each delivers its own slice of genre fiction dredged up from the pulp magazine in which it was published, together they represent an impressive and stylistically similar whole. From the musical introduction to the final credits, these full-cast, sound effects-laden productions will engage listeners of all ages, particularly fans of old-time radio, Westerns, genre fiction, action and adventure, and full-cast performances. [More info at www.goldenagestories.com.—Ed.]—Lance Eaton, Peabody, MA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592123308
  • Publisher: Galaxy Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/22/2009
  • Series: Stories from the Golden Age
  • Pages: 136
  • Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 230 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 17, 2012

    Oh lron you crafty devil

    U even got Hitler on the cover

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    To Jade

    Your words ring true. Soon Weedclaw will be leader because of my prophecy. Dragonstar.

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    Posted April 28, 2012

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    *limps in* Is the medicine cat here? I got a thorn in my pad.

    Dewstar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 26, 2012

    Winterkit

    I was just there its no trap. Green first result the other winterkit is a fraud

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 2, 2012

    Jade

    I have a prophecy: "All shall unite. None shall fight. One shall die. And one shall lose their star." Starclans words. ~Jade

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