Earl Norman

The Earl Norman books are becoming extremely rare, and publishers don’t seem to be interested in reprinting the series. The only way some of us may ever have all the stories is for collectors to scan and type the stories into PDF to swap with other collectors. I have already completed PDFs of HANG ME IN HONG KONG and KILL ME IN ROPPONGI. I am working on KILL ME IN YOKOSUKA. If other collectors would do the same for some of the other books, we could eventually have PDFs of all ten books. Why not help? I can be contacted at fadingshadows40@gmail.com

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Secret Mission Tibet

Secret Mission #6: Tibet. America and Russia are both losing their orbiting satellites. Somewhere in Tibet the Chinese are using a laser weapon to burn out the instruments on board, leaving the satellites out of control. However, they haven’t pinpointed the exact location of the weapon, so an old friend, Richard Newton, a NASA scientist asks Phil Sherman to assist the CIA in locating and destroying the weapon. Sherman isn’t a CIA operative, though he does jobs for the CIA occasionally. He owns an import/export business in Paris. Of course, he agrees, and is flown in by George Hardy, a pilot with the CIA.  Sherman finds the weapon, but Chinese soldiers in an abandoned monastery protect it. Sherman contacts the CIA by radio, giving the location, but Hardy and his plane is shot out of the air and Sherman captured. Dr. Liu Chung-lin is in charge of the monastery, and working for him is a German, Otto Von Kruger and his daughter Suwary (Eurasian), and an American scientist named Bill Rogers. It doesn’t take long for him to plan an escape, taking everyone with him, and destroying the weapon in the process. But now they must escape across Tibet to Kashmir with the Chinese on their trail. This was another good entry in the series, but strangely ends as they reach Kashmir, with some of the story untold.  A fun read, though (spoiler alert) everyone but Sherman is killed by the end.

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