"COMBINES THE BEST OF HEADY 60S AND 70S SPY ADVENTURE WITH THE BREAKNECK PACE AND SCALE OF THE GREAT REPUBLIC SERIALS, WITH A WRY SENSE OF GOOD HUMOR THAT RIVALS NAPOLEON SOLO'S BEST LINES." —Steve Latshaw, screenwriter, Stan Lee's Lightspeed, and director, Return of the Killer Shrews.
MASTER OF THE OCTOPUS is an exciting science-fiction mystery adventure book inspired by the cliffhanger movie serials of the 1930s & '40s and first released as a limited edition pulp novel in the 1990s. Told in 13 pulse-pounding chapters, with cliffhanger endings and thrilling escapes, it combines the action and excitement of the Republic Pictures serials, the complex story and characterization of the Universal Pictures serials, and the fun and daring of the Columbia Pictures serials – creating outstanding reading thrills!
Fireball, the masked champion of Justice (“The Mark of Cypher” and “Masked Justice”) is back – and this time he has to work outside the law in a town where wearing a mask is a crime! And Kathlyn Owen, ace reporter (“The Perils of Kathlyn”), is there to document every exciting moment! Join Jack Allen (secret identity: Fireball) as he is called to the isolated city of Kirkston, California, where a mysterious racketeer tyrannizes the entire town and Jack finds his alter ego a necessary liability. For in Kirkston, where wearing a mask is against the law, Fireball must battle the Bad Guys while eluding the police, even though he’s working to rid their town of a super-crook who may be the… Master Of The Octopus!
Hair-raising action and spine-tingling thrills await the reader this unique pulp novel in serial form from the modern master of the cliffhanger, Charles Lee Jackson, II. Don’t miss the action in this the latest exciting adventure in the “Secret Files” universe.