Fly through this riveting tale. He lies in wait: a man hunted by many, feared by all and controlled by none . . . if, indeed, he is a man at all. Meet The Devil—With Wings. From Shanghai to Vladivostok, the mere sight of this black-garbed white creature has caused heart failure among the soldiers of the Rising Sun.
Now the brooding specter who stalks the borders and skies of 1930s China has launched a personal invasion against the Japanese. Yet standing in his way is a beautiful and vengeful young woman who believes The Devil murdered her brother. Not only must this solitary avenger clear his name, he must get the woman out of the country alive—if only he can stop her from killing him first. "His stories also give the feel of experience and firsthand knowledge of the subject matter." —Baryon
Carved of the adamantine granite from which so many pulp fiction heroes were hewn, Gary Forsythe (aka Akuma-no-Han , 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.
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Classic adventure feel
Really good pulp story full of humor and strategy. Set in China.