Sunday, April 01, 2012
Sex Slaves of the Dragon Tong
Something you will often hear fans of the old school pulps, such as me, say is "They just don't write em like that anymore."
Well sometimes they do, and F. Paul Wilson's 'Sex Slaves of the Dragon Tong' is an unapologetic Yellow Peril story that rockets along like a Lester Dent yarn on speed. A disgraced San Francisco police Detective named Brannigan gets assigned what appears to be a simple runaway girl case. Instead Brannigan learns that the girl has been abducted by Chinese slavers. The white slavery racket falls under the authority of the mysterious Oriental mastermind known to most people as The Mandarin, but known to pulp fans by another more sinister name.
The case gets more complicated when a 10 year old girl is also abducted, bringing her wealthy and powerful father and the men who serve him into the fray. Brannigan has his hands full dodging bullets and hatchets, and venomous insects. Trust me, if you're a fan of the pulps, and for that matter other pop culture of the 1930s, you're going to love this one.
Sex Slaves of the Dragon Tong also comes with two other stories as an e-book. I'll be reading the other stories over the next couple of evenings. If they're half as good as the titular yarn, I'm in for a good time. The e-book is a mere $2.99, available for the kindle here:
And in other formats here:
Tell em Repairman Jack sent you.