A moneymaking scheme in Burma proves more dangerous than the jungle itself in the first action novel featuring Joe Gall by the Edgar Award finalist.
Down on his luck in Rangoon, Joe Gall agrees to partner up with an old acquaintance named Varley for a chance to make millions in the jungles of war-torn Burma. Gall expected the scheme to involve fists and guns-but when he discovers Varley's working both sides, it's every man for himself . . .
Originally published under the name James Atlee Phillips, Pagoda marked the first appearance of Joe Gall, the fearless freelance operative whose many adventures would take him around the world-and straight into danger.
"[Philip Atlee is] the John D. MacDonald of espionage fiction." -Larry McMurtry, The New York Times
"I admire Philip Atlee's writing tremendously." -Raymond Chandler
Philip Atlee (1915-1991) was the creator of the long-running Joe Gall Mysteries, which is comprised of twenty-two novels published in the 1960s and 70s. Born in Fort Worth, Texas, Atlee wrote several novels and screenplays-including Thunder Road starring Robert Mitchum, and Big Jim McLain starring John Wayne-before producing the series for which he is known. An avid flyer, he was a member of the Flying Tigers before World War II and joined the Marines after the attack on Pearl Harbor.