Harry Keough is the greatest Necroscope in the world. Harry Keough is in love with Bonnie Jean - a beautiful Scottish werewolf whose friendly pack and flourishing pub have given him a place he can almost call home. His life has finally taken a turn for the better. Or so he thinks. But from the rocky heights of Sicily, the diabolical Francezci brothers plot the wolf-pack's destruction; and down in the terrible Pit beneath Le Manse Madonie, an ancient evil schemes.
Stripped of his wealth, cut off from his faithful helpers, Richard Wentworth, known and feared throughout the Underworld as the avenging Spider, struggles with his most powerful and wily foe - the Man who came out of the East! With Wentworth's best friend, Police Commissioner Kirkpatrick framed for murder; with the entire city capitulating before that new and cruelly cunning menace from the Orient, the Spider himself seems doomed to die on the torture racks of the Far East!
Mysterious death, suicide, and madness took uncanny toll of New York's most prominent citizens. Only the Spider sensed the presence of the criminal genius whose tentacles were strangling the city - and the Spider was next on the crime monster's death list! Here is the second and final Spider novel penned by the mysterious R.T.M. Scott, the author of a series of hardcover novels featuring sophisticated detective Aurelius Smith and his Hindu aide, Langa Doonh.
Harry Keough is the greatest Necroscope in the world. Harry Keough always considered himself a master of the Mobius Continuum - another dimension existing parallel to all space and time. It served as his personal instantaneous gateway to anywhere in the known universe, past or present. But Harry's knowledge was not unique; two other intelligences, with powers similar to his, existed.
"For 'Necroscope' readers, not a good introduction"
Harry Keogh is moving on. Though the search for his missing wife and child continues, his heart now lies in Edinburgh with Bonnie Jean - a beautiful Scottish werewolf whose friendly pack and flourishing pub have given him a place he can almost call home. But from the rocky heights of Sicily, the diabolical Francezci brothers plot the wolf-pack's destruction; and down in the terrible Pit beneath Le Manse Madonie, an ancient evil schemes. The vampires conspire. They reach a decision. They choose a vector. Mafia thug Mike Milazzo is no good to anyone, anytime, anywhere…which makes him perfect. Disposable.
This exciting audiobook also includes two short stories, "Killer's Knout" by Anson Hatch and G. T. Fleming Roberts' "The Standing Corpse".
Above the panicked cries of terrified humans there rose the eerie howling of dogs gone mad. Scores of them! A hydrophobic army of destruction loosed cold-bloodedly to rend and tear and spread their shrieking madness through town and countryside.... And once more the crisis finds the Spider battling single-handed, fighting alone to save a people who have, in their blindness, put a price upon his head.
A faceless terrorist calling himself the Green Hand has unleashed a corrosive gas on the lumber town of Elkhorn, Michigan, killing its inhabitants - by stripping the living meat from their bones! His next victim will be another Michigan hamlet. And this unknown monster vows to keep snuffing out entire cities until Washington pays him a $5 billion ransom. But the Green Hand has reckoned without another powerful force: the Spider!
Dr. Shelia Takamura, a young, dedicated oncologist, is proud to be involved in the clinical trials. Once the FDA approves it for widespread use, VG723 will revolutionize cancer therapy. That is why she's alarmed when former patients return with bizarre syndromes. Yes, they're cancer free, but they're experiencing dramatic changes in their hair and skin and general appearances.
"Intrigue, prescient medical science, and good development ofCharacters"
Exactly at 11:30 each Thursday night, the Death Fiddler conducted his unholy orchestra in a symphony of murder that sounded the doom of some marked victim. A master of the grotesque, he held an entire city in the stranglehold of a helpless terror; even the forces of the law stood in shuddery, superstitious fear of this new destroyer. And then the Spider, Master of Men, modern knight-errant of mankind, rose up against him! But the Spider, too, was baffled.
Dr. Sheila Takamura, a young, dedicated oncologist, is proud to be involved in the clinical trials. Once the FDA approves it for widespread use, VG723 will revolutionize cancer therapy. That is why she's alarmed when former patients return with bizarre syndromes. Yes, they're cancer free, but they're experiencing dramatic changes in their hair and skin and general appearance. When she investigates a possible link to the protocol, those patients start dying.
"Solid fast-paced sci-fi drama"
During the difficult decade encompassed by the years 1933-43, a commanding figure blazed his way through a legion of Depression-era supercriminals, Nazi spies and saboteurs. He was wealthy criminologist Richard Wentworth. He was also secretly the Spider!
On a blank wall, spikes driven through her hands and feet, blood coursing down her arms and breasts in tiny rivulets, a beautiful young woman was hanging, crucified, dying. Another victim of the Torture Trust! And while panic spreads, while hundreds die victims of the killers, the Spider is blinded, his faithful servants imprisoned, his friends dishonored! How can Richard Wentworth, desperate and alone, combat the powerful, well-organized murder syndicate whose gun hirelings hunt him down like a vicious mad dog?
Fear stalked the corridors and offices on Capitol Hill, for it was from the ranks of the mighty - the rulers and lawmakers of America - that the Silver Assassins sought their victims! Singly, in pairs, and in numbered groups they died, laying down their lives for their country - while panic spread, and the Spider, alone aware of the terrific catastrophe that impended, fought through black, bodiless shadows to reach and destroy the menace that festered underground!
Another epic exploit of America's best-loved pulp-fiction character of the 1930s and 1940s: The Spider - Master of Men! Richard Wentworth - the dread Spider, nemesis of the underworld, lone wolf anticrime crusader who always fights in that grim no-man's land between law and lawless - returns in vintage pulp tales of the Spider, reissued for today's listeners in audio format.
When terror suddenly boarded a little tramp steamer and left crimson havoc littering its narrow decks, a spluttering wireless flashed the doom of every living thing aboard. Within a week, the same ghastly fate struck a gigantic new ocean liner, its luxurious cabins occupied by the elite and powerful of a dozen different nations! Death - swift and terrible - rode the ocean lanes. And the Spider - taken for once off guard - was supposedly dying in a hospital room on the very day when that terror from the seas first showed itself above the city skyline.
In 100,000 homes, families sat down together at the supper table. A few hours later, those persons were dead - killed by poison in canned foods! Thousands of women used cosmetics, and acid made their faces forever hideously scarred. A master criminal, daring and clever, was ruthlessly slaughtering Americans to win immense illicit profits for himself. Only one man was powerful enough and wise enough to stop this wholesale murder - Richard Wentworth, champion of oppressed humanity, better known as the Spider.
During the difficult decade encompassed by the years 1933-43, a commanding figure blazed his way through a legion of Depression-era supercriminals, Nazi spies and saboteurs. He was wealthy criminologist Richard Wentworth. He was also secretly The Spider!
Thousands of busy persons were bent over their desks in the tallest building in the world, conducting the commerce of the nation, when suddenly the steel girders began to creak and twist, and the gigantic edifice swayed giddily in the rising wind. Never before had criminal brains devised a more cunning or a more horrible weapon to garner their ill-gotten treasures. And never before was the Spider so strenuously put to test....
It is Wentworth himself - the Spider - who is first to feel the dread hand of that Master of Darkness - The Blind Man - and his satanic weapon. His best friend, Kirkpatrick, Commissioner of Police, is strangely attacked by the forces of evil; his beloved Nita van Sloan is spirited away into a fearsome fate...and the Spider himself is destined to a horrible life of pain and misery. Caught between the forces of evil, the Spider at last seems doomed to die in ignominy!