By L. Ron Hubbard
But Abd el Malek wishes Ann alive—and in chains—subject to his each whim and delusion. Dusty Colton, even if, an American deserter from the French international Legion, has a special concept. With all of the swagger of Robert Mitchum, he’s decided to offer “The Killer” a flavor of his personal bloody medicine. the single challenge is . . . Dusty himself is needed for murder.
Can Ann and Dusty group up and switch evil on its head? One thing’s for sure—between Ann and the Hell’s Legionnaire, the temperature is ready to get even hotter.
On the topic of North Africa, Hubbard stated that writers too usually “forget loads of the languorous caliber which made the Arabian Nights so enjoyable. Jewels, appealing ladies, towering towns choked with mysterious shadows, sultans both convenient with gowns of honor and the beheading sword.” Hubbard brings this detailed perception to his tales of North Africa and the Legionnaires, making an investment them with an authenticity of time, position and personality that might retain you requesting more.
Also comprises the journey tales, The Barbarians, during which a Legionnaire units out to avenge a savage killing and makes a beautiful discovery, and The Squad That by no means got here again, the tale of a guy who has exposed the mystery to a urban of gold—a mystery that can become a demise sentence.
“Action-packed . . . standout . . . hard-core graphic.” —Library Journal
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