A wild plot leads a covert operative around the globe-and into deadly trouble: "I admire Philip Atlee's writing tremendously." -Raymond Chandler
Joe Gall's current assignment involves escorting a sexy folk singer on an international journey-but as always for the ex-CIA operative, there's more going on behind the scenes. Before this job is through, Gall will find himself untangling a mystery involving a toy manufacturer, an assassination plot, and a dictator's goons-and trying desperately to make it out alive . . .
This classic series of action novels featuring the fearless freelancer comes from the Edgar Award-nominated author praised as "the John D. MacDonald of espionage fiction" (Larry McMurtry, The New York Times).
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.