The Japanese military has turned the once-thriving Chinese city of Nencheng into a reeking pile of blood and ash. And now the Japanese Rising Sun threatens to scorch the ancient—and oil-rich—Kingdom of the Silver Lake. Can the Chinese survive the onslaught? Do they have a prayer?
The answer is about to fall out of the sky. He is The Falcon Killer. China’s ace fighter pilot and scourge of the Japanese air force, he is in fact Bill Gaylord, an American orphaned and self-reliant—a man without a country and without fear. Like William Holden, he’s the guy every man wants to be . . . and every woman wants to be with.
Shot down over Nencheng, Gaylord parachutes into the arms of the one woman who can give him reason to live . . . and to rejoin the fight against Japan—as he squares off against their top spy. His prey is in his sights, and catching it will change everything . . . for The Falcon Killer.
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 Falcon Killer.
|Publisher:||Galaxy Press, LLC|
|Series:||Military & War Short Stories Collection|
|Sold by:||Barnes & Noble|
|File size:||2 MB|
|Age Range:||12 Years|
About 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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
"The Falcon Killers" was first published in 1939, during the height of the pulp fiction era. The story centers around an ace fighter pilot nicknamed "Tzun Kai," but he is an American named Bill Gaylord who was raised in Peking. Embittered and hardened to life, Gaylord has made a sport of shooting down enemy Japanese war planes. The reason for his rancor begins when his parents are killed in the Boxer uprising and continues later when his foster parents lose their lives in war stricken China. His latest mission is a quest for a Japanese spy who could spell disaster for China. He sports a tattoo- an image of a half-dragon that holds secrets that even he cannot imagine. This is a typical action-packed Hubbard adventure with romance, intense aerial battles, intrigue, and narrow escapes that promise a newbie to pulps a very entertaining and escapist ride.