In the early 1800s, California — with its warmth, its romance, its peaceful beauties — was still under Spanish rule. While the legend of Zorro grew, stirring the hearts of Californians, this sprawling state was a land of opportunity and adventure — and, oft-times, great danger.
Señor Mendoza had all the ingredients of success, but Fate cast him aside. Then, at the moment he was prepared to end his life, a mysterious masked woman sought his aid, and El Diablo brought a great promise — and a great threat! A thrilling Old California adventure from 1940 by the creator of Zorro!
About the Author
Johnston McCulley (1883-1958) was a prolific author of hundreds of stories. He was a regular contributor to the newsstand pulp magazines, eventually branching out into film and television screenplays. McCulley’s writing career began as a police reporter. Southern California became a frequent backdrop for his fiction. His most notable use of the locale was in his ongoing series of Zorro, the masked highway who fought an oppressive government. McCulley developed several continuing characters including The Crimson Clown, Thubway Tham, The Green Ghost, and The Thunderbolt.