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Thursday, January 9, 2014

PULP NOW: PHANTOM LAGOON!

PULP NOW: PHANTOM LAGOON!

Based on an unpublished 1939 Doc Savage newspaper strip continuity proposal by Doc Savage creator Lester Dent, the new Wild Adventure of Doc Savage novel, Phantom Lagoon, from Will Murray (writing as the eponymous Kenneth Robeson) is a cracking pulp tale. 

Phantom Lagoon puts Doc and his crew right in the path of the hurricane-like adventuress Hornetta Hale, who manages to wreak destruction on everything and everyone who get in the way of what she wants – Doc’s offices, warehouses, planes, boats and cars included.  

Along with his gang of close aides and the beautiful Pat Savage, Doc wades through heavily armed bad guys, Men Under the Sea in the Caribbean, and pulp dangers galore all in facing down one of his most dangerous adversaries – Miss Hornetta Hale, who is so much fun for the reader, we hope she pops up in another Doc Adventure soon. 

Phantom Lagoon again show why Will Murray has proved to be the true successor to Lester Dent’s Kenneth Robeson mantle. Great pulpy stuff.


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