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The Devil-With Wings

The Devil-With Wings

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by L. Ron Hubbard, Crispian Belfrage, Bob Caso

Fighter pilot Gary Forsythe is a man on fire.  He’s tough, steely-eyed, hunted by many and feared by all.  He’s British Secret Service—a striking predecessor to James Bond—with a chip on his shoulder and a .50 caliber machinegun in his flying killing machine.  He is The Devil—With Wings.

The Japanese have invaded


Fighter pilot Gary Forsythe is a man on fire.  He’s tough, steely-eyed, hunted by many and feared by all.  He’s British Secret Service—a striking predecessor to James Bond—with a chip on his shoulder and a .50 caliber machinegun in his flying killing machine.  He is The Devil—With Wings.

The Japanese have invaded Manchuria, and Forsythe has made it his mission to stop them.  Japanese Military Intelligence has made it their mission to knock the Devil out of the skies.  But a dogfight with the Imperial Japanese Air Force is child’s play compared to the challenge that awaits him….

Her name is Patricia Weston.  Japanese spies have falsely accused the British pilot of murdering her brother—and now she wants vengeance.  And for once in his life, Forsythe is disarmed—by his love for a woman who has vowed to kill him.

As a young man, Hubbard visited Manchuria, where his closest friend headed up British intelligence in northern China.  Hubbard gained a unique insight into the intelligence operations and spy-craft in the region as well as the hostile political climate between China and Japan—a knowledge that informs stories like The Devil—With Wings.

“Guns blazing, airplanes diving, bombs exploding—you’ll feel like you’re right in the middle of the action.” —Audiobook Heaven

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"It's certainly loads of fun." —Ellery Queen

"A rousing…adventure thriller…fast action.” —Publishers Weekly

Library Journal - Audio
This duo from Galaxy's "Stories from the Golden Age" series offer loads of action, romance, and foreign intrigue. American adventurer Eddie Moran falls into the eponymous Black Sultan's clutches after killing two of his agents in French Morocco. While a "guest" in the sultan's palace, Eddie meets Sheila Gordon, an Englishwoman being forced to marry the sinister royal. Eddie must find a way to free her while not scuttling his own escape plans, but how? Devil pits Royal Marines ace pilot and spy Capt. Gary Forsythe against Japanese intelligence officer Ito Shinohari in a long cat-and-mouse game in which the black-clad flyer feared as the dreaded "devil with wings" has foiled the Japanese at every turn. Shinohari frames Forsythe for a faked murder, and the victim's sister is hot for revenge (of course, they fall in love even though she shoots him). A full cast accompanied by music and sound effects captures the drama and pure fun of these vintage pulp stories. VERDICT Although short in length, these are long on adventure.—Mike Rogers, Library Journal
Publishers Weekly
Carved of the adamantine granite from which so many pulp fiction heroes were hewn, Gary Forsythe (aka Akuma-no-Hané, or “The Devil with Wings”) toughs his way across Japanese-occupied Manchuria in Hubbard’s rousing pre-WWII adventure thriller, first published in the November 1937 issue of Five-Novels Monthly. Falsely charged with the murder of American engineer Bob Weston by the devious Capt. Ito Shinohari of Imperial Japanese Military Intelligence, Forsythe goes in search of Weston, who he believes is still alive and in possession of a secret that Shinohari desperately wants to cover up. Shootouts, aerial dogfights, and more than a few narrow escapes ensue. Hubbard shows his usual flare for fast action, colorful descriptions, and pulp vernacular (of a missed gunshot, he writes, “Death shrieked close beside Forsythe’s head and, cheated, went whining away”). There’s not much to the story besides the standard pulp thrills, but that’s enough to make this short novel an entertaining read. (Mar.)

Product Details

Galaxy Press, LLC
Publication date:
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:
10 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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The Devil-With Wings 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
crayolakym More than 1 year ago
I love audiobooks. While I love physically reading a book, audiobooks allow me to enter another world while getting done whatever it is needing to be done. The best audiobooks are those done via a theatrical cast complete with sound effects. I recently got my hands on a copy of L. Ron Hubbard's 1937 story called The Devil-With Wings. Hubbard is one of the most brilliant Science Fiction writers of our time. So much, that he even created his own religion based around his writings and convinced people it was real and to this day, still has a small following throughout the world. But this review isn't about Scientology. It is about a hunted man thoroughly skilled in the art of the hunt and feared my many. Known simply as the Devil with Wings, his face is rarely seen, always covered in what I can only imagine are aviator goggles and is on a mission, personally taking on the entire Japanese militia and government. While in the midst of it all, a beautiful woman attempts to kill him thinking he is responsible for the death of her brother and is to blame or says the Japanese. Can he prove his innocence, help the woman, and make it out alive? This was a quick 2 hour audio. While probably not the best of LRH, the theatrics in this audiobook are fantastic and very engaging and sure to keep you tuned in through the entire read!
eheinlen More than 1 year ago
I received a set of L. Ron Hubbard audiobooks to review. This was one of them. The audiobook portion was very well-done and was more like a radio drama of old and less like a traditional audiobook. I did not care for the actual book though.