By L. Ron Hubbard
Captain Gordon lives like he flies—by the seat of his pants, taking over any task and all comers. Now he’s sure for the forbidding mountains alongside the seashores of the Arabian Sea, transporting a workforce of anthropologists at the path of Alexander the Great. yet historic background is ready to come back to risky existence with the invention of a long-buried map—a map resulting in excessive experience, untold treasure, and cold-blooded homicide. . . .
Gordon’s headed deep into The Tomb of the 10 Thousand Dead—unearthing a mystery that can bury him.
Not in simple terms used to be Hubbard steeped within the heritage of the traditional global, he was once additionally an avid adventurer—both in his personal correct and as a revered member of the famed Explorers Club. As such, he introduced a wealth of perception, event and authenticity to all his stories of adventure.
Also comprises extra adventures: the cost of a Hat, during which the key to the Russian Czar’s lifestyles is hidden in a so much unforeseen position, and Starch and Stripes, the tale of a U.S. Marine who units a catch for a tropical warlord that reverberates all of the as far back as Washington.
“An fascinating tale informed at a brisk clip, with characters and discussion that preserve readers glued to the web page: Hubbard at his best.” —Booklist
* a global ebook Awards Winner
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