When J. Allan Dunn broke into the pulps in 1914, he drew upon his well-traveled past for inspiration. The Peril of the Pacific, a five-part serial from Street & Smith's PEOPLE'S magazine (July-November 1916), incorporates his experiences like no other story, taking for its settings the places in the west that Dunn knew best, San Francisco and California's Central Coast. Reprinted for the first time since its original publication, Peril is a Japanese invasion epic. It's the future history, set in 1920, of a war pitting a force of American irregulars against a relentless naval empire bent on conquest. In the Americans' favor: iron will and a new generation of futuristic technology. At risk: the entire American west . . . and a beautiful young woman . . .