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There are all kinds of crazy, but there’s only one Yukon Madness. And Royal Mountie Tommy McKenna—a role made for Canadian-born Glenn Ford—has seen first-hand the terror that follows in its wake . . . his partner murdered and fed to a pack of wolves.

But that’s only a taste of the horrors to come. Bent on revenge, McKenna sets out to find the madman himself—a monster who goes by the name Itauk. He quickly finds, however, that there’s only one ...

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There are all kinds of crazy, but there’s only one Yukon Madness. And Royal Mountie Tommy McKenna—a role made for Canadian-born Glenn Ford—has seen first-hand the terror that follows in its wake . . . his partner murdered and fed to a pack of wolves.

But that’s only a taste of the horrors to come. Bent on revenge, McKenna sets out to find the madman himself—a monster who goes by the name Itauk. He quickly finds, however, that there’s only one way to get to the beast—through the man’s raven-haired beauty of a girlfriend, Raja.

But whose side is Raja on? Can McKenna win her over? Or will he too end up dead meat? The bait has been cast, the scent has been taken, and the trap has been set. The only question is, who is the predator and who is the prey?

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 began to read exhaustively. . . . I wanted information and nothing else.” His exhaustive research—and search for the excellent story comes through in this book three times over.

Also includes the adventures The Cossack, which takes place in revolutionary Russia and explores the high price one man pays for refusing to kiss a Duchess, and The Small Boss of Nunaloha, the exotic story of a man who may be short, but who stands tall when it comes to defending his turf—an island in the Pacific.

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Hubbard fans will welcome this collection of three Golden Age adventure tales: the over-the-top "Yukon Madness," the grim revenge drama "The Cossack," and the macho smackdown "The Small Boss of Nunaloha." Today's readers will best appreciate "The Cossack," in which Lt. Mertz Komroff contends with the imperious duchess of Novgrod. Shocking consequences follow when Komroff, who refuses to be unfaithful to his fiancée, rebuffs the duchess's advances. "Yukon Madness" features Itauk the Madman, who with his 12-wolf team delights in "spreading death with sharp steel and throwing the shattered bodies of men to his slavering team." Tommy McKenna of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, in his effort to stop Itauk, turns to Kaja, Itauk's battered, half-white girlfriend, for more than help. Less successful is "The Small Boss of Nunaloha," an action tale about Jim Lanridge, a trading company representative who's obsessed with being top dog on the island of Nunaloha, no matter what.
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"Originally published in Mystery Adventures (Aug. 1935), this title features a villain who feeds his victims to wolves. Listeners will feel embedded with Mountie Tommy McKenna in his chase for the killer." – Library Journal

"A spectacular degree of realism. For anyone enjoying adventures." —Library Journal

"Classic pulp fun.” —Review DuJour, Jeff Berkwits

“Hubbard fans will welcome this collection of three Golden Age adventure tales: the over-the-top Yukon Madness, the grim revenge drama The Cossack, and the macho smackdown The Small Boss of Nunaloha.”—Publishers Weekly

Library Journal
Based on short works by Henry James, this series includes "Emma," adapted from the short story "Lord Beauprey"; "Bessie," derived from An International Episode; "Kate," based on "The Bench of Desolation"; "Daisy," from Daisy Miller; "Leonie," adapted from "Nona Vincent"; and "Elizabeth," based on "The Great Condition." Virtually short plays, these six episodes can be viewed individually as well as in series form. While Series 1 (LJ 3/15/09) introduces twists on James favorites, this group presents more serious interpretations. Beautifully staged, produced, and photographed and starring well-known actors such as Derek Jacobi, Christopher Cazenove, and Eileen Atkins, these films are jewels to be admired and enjoyed. Bonus features include a biography of Henry James. Highly recommended for those who enjoy British drama as well as for high school and college English literature courses.—Susan Clayton, Lake Cty. Lib., Lakeport, CA
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592123179
  • Publisher: Galaxy Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Series: Stories from the Golden Age
  • Pages: 120
  • Lexile: 750L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2010

    Clever twist on a cop and robber story

    Take the classic cops and robbers story, make the cop a Royal Canadian Mountie and the robber, a ruthless, psychopathic killer whose team of dogs for his sled is really wolves, who will eat Mounties, and you have a a great variation on a familiar theme. Oh yeah, add in a beautiful woman.

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  • Posted April 10, 2010

    Packs a triple punch!!

    The latest Galaxy Press release of L. Ron Hubbard's Stories from the Golden Age packs a triple punch. This edition includes not only 1935's "Yukon Madness" but "The Cossack" and "The Small Boss of Nunaloha." All three stories amply demonstrate Hubbard's natural flair for pacing. As I've mentioned in other reviews, Hubbard was a master of all genres and his pacing was often relentless. These are hardboiled classics. Hubbard's masculine prose nearly jumps from the page. I was particularly taken with "The Small Boss of Nunaloha" where Jim Lanridge is put through the ringer. These three stories have seldom, if ever, been reprinted since their original appearance and stand as shining examples on why Hubbard was so popular during his lifetime. These beautiful Galaxy Press editions are going far in reaffirming Hubbard's place as a Master American Storyteller. For those that prefer audio books you'll not be disappointed. Each audio book features a multicast performance with music and sound effects reminiscent of radio's golden age. Highly recommended!

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