The Sky DevilBook - 2013
Vic Kennedy is in one hell of a jam. Quick-witted and sharp-tongued with Nicholas Cage's maverick sense of adventure, Vic's flown out of trouble by the skin of his teeth... and straight into the jaws of disaster. He chose the wrong side of a rebellion, and now the French have bid him adieu and the British have said off you go. It seems the only place that will have him is Greece. The problem with that is, as soon as the Greeks get him, they plan on giving him a real send off - at the gallows. But Vic has a better idea, plotting a course for an oasis in the Sahara... where things are looking up. A gorgeous captive princess mistakes Vic for a genie - The Sky Devil - and if he gets his wish, well, this Sky Devil will certainly have his day. If he lives to see it.... In 1933, when L. Ron Hubbard began his professional writing career, he entered a crowded and competitive field. But he very quickly separated from the pack, making a name for himself as a writer who was both good and fast. So good and fast, in fact, that in 1935 the three stories included in this volume were all published in the same issue of an all-fiction magazine. Fully a quarter of the issue had been written by Hubbard - though readers didn't know it, two of the stories appearing under two different pseudonyms. Also includes the adventures Buckley Plays a Hunch, in which an adventurer seeks to solve the mystery of three castaways who refuse to be rescued, and Medals for Mahoney, the story of man who journeys into the heart of darkness to thwart a murderous conspiracy.