Synopses & Reviews
He’s a handsome American Lieutenant in the French Foreign Legion. She’s a beautiful woman who’s as fiery as the North African sun . . . and as mysterious as the far side of the moon. And she’s all his—bought and paid for in the village square. Put them together—Cary Grant and Hedy Lamarr—and you’re sure to get fireworks.
The only reason the Lieutenant bought her was to free her from the slave trade. But now that he’s got her, he’s got trouble. Two violent native tribes are determined to get their hands on the woman . . . even if it means unleashing an all-out war.
The warriors lay siege to the outpost—3000 of them versus 60 Legionnaires within. Can the Lieutenant hold the fort against the onslaught? And how long can he fend off the powerful feelings he has for the woman in his care? And, finally, does he have any idea of the secret in her past that could change everything?
On the subject of North Africa, Hubbard said that writers too often “forget a great deal of the languorous quality which made the Arabian Nights so pleasing. Jewels, beautiful women, towering cities filled with mysterious shadows, sultans equally handy with robes of honor and the beheading sword.” Hubbard brings this unique insight to his stories of North Africa and the Legionnaires, investing them with an authenticity of time, place and character that will keep you asking for more.
"A young American lieutenant, stationed among the Berbers of North Africa with the French Foreign Legion, finds himself caught in a blood war between two tribes: the Jeppas of the mountains and the vicious Perviz al Bahman. When the lieutenant discovers the auction of a beautiful Jeppa girl, he rescues her. But in the process, he ignites a conflict that forces the small group of Legionnaires to hold their fort against an onslaught of ferocious tribes. Like a manic master of ceremonies, narrator R.F. Daley turns in another captivating throwback performance, guiding listeners through Hubbard's fast-paced adventure stories, with the aid of phenomenal sound effects and a strong supporting cast Christina Huntington in particular shines as the captured Jeppa woman. And if the performances are uniformly hammy, such is the only way to handle a story about an unnamed military man and the woman warrior he loves. A Galaxy paperback." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
Launch into the action with this gritty tale. An American lieutenant in the French Foreign is caught in the middle of an ancient feud between the Jeppas of the Atlas Mountains and the bloodthirsty tribe of Perviz al Bahman.
Tension mounts as a gorgeous female Jeppa warrior with golden red hair is drawn into the midst of the conflict and captured by Perviz's tribe. When the American lieutenant later finds her being sold on the slave market, he unthinkingly does what any man must: he rescues her. But while his actions may have saved a beauty, they have also just ignited all-out war. “…one of the best pulp writers of the 1940s.” —Library Journal
He’s a handsome American Lieutenant in the French Foreign Legion. She’s a beautiful woman who’s as fiery as the North African sun. And she’s all his—bought and paid for in the village square. Put them together—Cary Grant and Hedy Lamarr—and you’ve got fireworks. Two violent native tribes are determined to get their hands on the woman . . . even if it means unleashing an all-out war. Can the Lieutenant hold the fort against the onslaught? And does he have any idea of the secret in the woman’s past that could change everything?
“…one of the best pulp writers of the 1940s.”—Library Journal“…one of the best pulp writers of the 1940s.” —Library Journal
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.