Title The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril: A Novel
Author: Malmont, Paul
Tags thriller, pulps, adventure
Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a wild ride! This is an impressive book set in 1937. It is an adventure about adventure writers. The two main characters are Walter Gibson and Lester Dent, writers of the amazingly successful pulp series The Shadow and Doc Savage, respectively. Others along for the ride are L. Ron Hubbard, Orson Welles, H. P. Lovecraft, Doc Smith, a Chinese warlord, and more.
The adventure keeps popping, each more thrilling than the last. Malmont keeps an impressive control over the events for a first novel, though at times one suffers sheer adrenaline fatigue.
Well done, I'll keep this writer on my list of ones to follow.
Publication Simon & Schuster (2007), Edition: Reprint, Paperback, 384 pages
Publication date 2007
ISBN 074328786X / 9780743287869