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The Trail of the Red Diamonds: Golden Age Stories

The Trail of the Red Diamonds: Golden Age Stories


The Trail of the Red Diamonds: Golden Age Stories

ratings:
3.5/5 (4 ratings)
Length:
2 hours
Released:
Sep 21, 2010
ISBN:
9781592125357
Format:
Audiobook

Description

An obscure original manuscript of Marco Polo's travels.... A tantalizing clue to the site of Kublai Khan's fabled burial site. A chance to unearth the truth behind a long-lost treasure. It's an opportunity that would make Indiana Jones drop everything but his whip and race off to China. But he'd be too late. Lieutenant Jonathan Daly is way ahead of him.

Two bullet holes and a bad case of malaria may not be enough to stop Daly, but a crew of criminals, a brood of British agents, and the entire Chinese army are all in the game and determined to keep him out of it. The stakes are too high, and the potential rewards too great, though, to let a little treachery, betrayal and human sacrifice stand in Daly's way.

He's hot on The Trail of the Red Diamonds—a cache of exceedingly rare gems that were meant to light the way to heaven as an offering to the gods. And only God knows if Daly will manage to dig up the diamonds or end up buried with them.

Also includes the rousing adventure Hurricane's Roar, the story of an American pilot in Mongolia who whips up a storm of death-defying air battles ... in the search for peace.

Released:
Sep 21, 2010
ISBN:
9781592125357
Format:
Audiobook


About the author

With 19 New York Times bestsellers and more than 350 million copies of his works in circulation, L. Ron Hubbard is among the most acclaimed and widely read authors of our time. As a leading light of American Pulp Fiction through the 1930s and '40s, he is further among the most influential authors of the modern age. Indeed, from Ray Bradbury to Stephen King, there is scarcely a master of imaginative tales who has not paid tribute to L. Ron Hubbard.

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    For centuries the elusive red diamond has captured man’s imagination. The rarest gemstone in the world, less than twenty-five red diamonds are known to exist. They seldom go on sale, and when they do the price-tag is always staggering and numbering many millions of dollars. And the red diamond’s beauty is as staggering as its value. With a sparkle sharper even than a ruby, its blood red color has a cataclysmic effect when light strikes its surface. Diamonds have always been coveted for their value and beauty, but a red diamond is the stuff of legend. Diamonds have inspired stories and legends for centuries, and for one writer working during the Depression they served as the inspiration for an action-packed pulp tale. L. Ron Hubbard’s The Trail of the Red Diamonds was originally published in Thrilling Adventures magazine in 1935. In this exciting tale Lt. Jonathan Daly comes across a reference to red diamonds while translating passages from Marco Polo’s Travels. Daly sets out on a spellbinding adventure into China. Diamonds, being a mineral form of carbon, will last forever. Diamonds are the hardest substance known to man. The pulps magazines derived their name from the wood pulp paper they were printed on and over the decades have suffered the ravages of time. Their entertainment value and their literary importance are assured which makes the Galaxy Press reprints a valuable addition to your home library. These are stories that sparkle with the luster of a diamond. And like the red diamonds that have enticed Lt. Jonathan Daly readers will find a wealth of riches in L. Ron Hubbard’s The Trail of the Red Diamonds that glitter “like the sun through red-stained quartz.”