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The Falcon Killer (Stories from the Golden Age)by L. Ron Hubbard
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The Japanese military has turned the once-thriving Chinese city of Nencheng into a reeking pile of blood and ash. And now the Japanese Rising Sun threatens to scorch the ancient—and oil-rich—Kingdom of the Silver Lake. Can the Chinese survive the onslaught? Do they have a prayer?
The answer is about to fall out of the sky. He is The Falcon Killer. China’s ace fighter pilot and scourge of the Japanese air force, he is in fact Bill Gaylord, an American orphaned and self-reliant—a man without a country and without fear. Like William Holden, he’s the guy every man wants to be . . . and every woman wants to be with.
Shot down over Nencheng, Gaylord parachutes into the arms of the one woman who can give him reason to live . . . and to rejoin the fight against Japan—as he squares off against their top spy. His prey is in his sights, and catching it will change everything . . . for The Falcon Killer.
As a young man, Hubbard visited Manchuria, where his closest friend headed up British intelligence in northern China. Hubbard gained a unique insight into the intelligence operations and spy-craft in the region as well as the hostile political climate between China and Japan—a knowledge that informs stories like The Falcon Killer.
Tzun Kai is an American flier born in China, who’s downed more Japanese aircraft than can be counted. Though Tzun’s personal rogues’ gallery includes an agent provocateur and a despotic Chinese warlord, events send him in search of a Japanese spy whose treachery could spell disaster.
Enjoy this gripping and gritty tale. China's war ace, a fighter pilot nicknamed "The Falcon Killer (Tzun Kai)," is actually Bill Gaylord, raised in Peking by his American parents. Gaylord lost both of them as a child during the violent Boxer uprising and then saw his foster family slaughtered in wartime. With a past that's hardened his soul and given him nerves of steel, Gaylord has used his resolve to down more Japanese aircraft than can be counted.
When he's not hunting down enemy planes, intrigue constantly follows him—stars of Tzun's rogues gallery include an agent provocateur and a despotic Chinese warlord. Soon enough, events pit Gaylord against a Japanese spy who has caused untold trouble for the Chinese. Gaylord must somehow find and defeat him or risk losing an ancient Chinese kingdom to the land of the rising sun. "Hubbard writes with his usual gusto ('Wings in the sky had passed their shadows over the land to drop their acrid death'), and Gaylord is a typical Hubbard hero, tough and wily but also introspective and romantic." —Booklist
Fly high into a world of dogfights and dramatic discoveries as the audio version of The Falcon Killer stirs up the action . . . in love and war. “Another great story from a great American writer . . . good old-fashioned fun.” —Audiobook Heaven
The Chinese city of Nencheng is in flames, and now the Japanese have set their sights on an oil-rich kingdom. China’s only hope falls from the sky—their ace fighter pilot, American Bill Gaylord. Like William Holden, he’s the guy every man wants to be . . . and every woman wants to be with. He parachutes into the arms of the one woman who gives him reason to live—and rejoin the fight against Japan. His prey is in sight, and catching it will change everything . . . for The Falcon Killer.
About the Author
With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 230 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and ’40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard.
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