Tomb of the Ten Thousand Dead

Galaxy Press LLC
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Before Indiana Jones and the Lost Ark were even a gleam in Spielberg’s eye, one intrepid pilot flew out of the sky in search of treasure . . . only to find a bit of hell on earth.

Captain Gordon lives like he flies—by the seat of his pants, taking on any job and all comers.  Now he’s bound for the forbidding mountains along the shores of the Arabian Sea, transporting a team of anthropologists on the trail of Alexander the Great.  But ancient history is about to come to dangerous life with the discovery of a long-buried map—a map leading to high adventure, untold treasure, and cold-blooded murder. . . .

Gordon’s headed deep into The Tomb of the Ten Thousand Dead—unearthing a secret that could bury him.

Not only was Hubbard steeped in the history of the ancient world, he was also an avid adventurer—both in his own right and as a respected member of the famed Explorers Club.  As such, he brought a wealth of insight, experience and authenticity to all his tales of adventure. 

Also includes two additional adventures: The Price of a Hat, in which the key to the Russian Czar’s life is hidden in a most unexpected place, and Starch and Stripes, the story of a U.S. Marine who sets a trap for a tropical warlord that reverberates all the way back to Washington.

“An exciting story told at a brisk clip, with characters and dialogue that keep readers glued to the page: Hubbard at his best.” —Booklist

* An International Book Awards Winner
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Publisher
Galaxy Press LLC
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Published on
Jun 21, 2011
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Pages
136
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ISBN
9781592127207
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Historical / General
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
Language Arts & Disciplines / Readers
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Running off to join the French Foreign Legion used to be every boy’s dream of action and adventure.  But for Lieutenant Bill Reilly—half Irish, half American, and like Peter O’Toole in Lawrence of Arabia, a Westerner at war in the desert—the dream has turned into a nightmare.  And it all begins with the gruesome delivery of a severed hand. . . .

The dead, gnarled fingers hold a message from the Berber chief Abd el-Ulad. He challenges the courage of the Legion soldiers and says he holds an American woman captive—who, if Reilly doesn’t come to her rescue, is next up for dismemberment. Reilly abandons his post guarding the trains and goes after her.

But it’s all a trick.  In his absence, the railroad falls victim to a terrorist attack.  But who set the trap and engineered the sabotage?  Reilly is caught in a triangle of treachery as the French, Spanish and native Berbers vie for control.  His fate—as well as that of the American woman—rests on his ability to escape a spider’s web of double- and triple-crosses and uncover the truth in a desert of deception.

Hubbard’s knowledge of the Berber raiders as well as of the Arab culture was comprehensive. As a young man he traveled extensively, following and studying numerous nomadic cultures and tribes.  Combining those insights with his experience operating everything from machine guns to field telephones in the Montana National Guard and Marine Corps Reserves, Hubbard brought unique authenticity to his tales of the Foreign Legion. His stories were so exceptional, he was sought after by the premier writers’ magazines of the time to write how-to articles—two of which appeared the same month that Hostage to Death was published.

* An International Book Awards Finalists
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