Man-Killers of the Air

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Galaxy Press LLC, Apr 15, 2009 - Fiction - 107 pages
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Take a touch of Charles Lindbergh, mix in a dash of Evel Knievel, throw in one man-killing cat—and you’ve got a recipe for a rip-roaring adventure featuring the high-flying, hard-living Smoke Burnham.

There’s not a dare Smoke won’t take, and there’s not a wager he won’t make.  Now he’s betting his life that he can fly his plane, Super Comet—with his pet cheetah Patty coming along for the ride—across the mountains and jungles of South America to a prize-winning payday.  

All he has to do is out-race the competition, out-maneuver a saboteur, and make out with his girl—who’s determined to bring him down to earth.  One thing you can count on—in the air, in a fight, or in his girlfriend’s arms—he’s a man who likes to turn up the heat.  Because where there’s Smoke, there’s fire.

In 1931, as a student at George Washington University, Hubbard founded the college Glider Club and within a few months a respected columnist said “he is recognized as one of the outstanding glider pilots in the country.”  Later he wrote as the aviation correspondent for the prestigious flying magazine Sportsman Pilot.  His combined writing and flying expertise comprised the perfect recipe to give stories like Man-Killers of the Air their authentic flavor.

“Great adventure to keep you on the edge of your seat.” — 

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User Review  - Bruce_Deming - LibraryThing

Able pilot, Smoke Burnham, flies in the teeth of vested interests with three cents to his name to deliver on his promises out witting both physical hazards and intentions counter to his own. Very well ... Read full review

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I love the pulp fiction coming out of Galaxy Press lately. In the past there were expensive leather-bound books of L. Ron Hubbard’s pulp works by Easton Press and others, but this is truly a great ... Read full review


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As one of the 20 top bestselling authors of all time, with more than 325 million works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard stands alongside an illustrious company of writers. But he also stands alone--as an author who actually lived many of the stories he wrote.

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