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The sole survivor of a senseless tragedy, the heir to a massive fortune devotes himself to a life protecting the innocent and punishing the guilty. From his base of operations at the Miami Aerodrome Research & Development Laboratories, he and his colorful associates brave any danger to bring justice to those in need. Hist name is Clifton Storm...the world will call him "Challenger". When a wealthy aviation tycoon asks Storm to help return his kidnapped daughter, the MARDL crew is plunged into a rescue-mission on the tiny island-nation of La Isla de Sangre. From the sunny streets of Miami to the assault on ta guerrilla enclave and the ruins of a lost city deep in the jungle, the action is non-stop in this debut pulp thriller. Can Storm rid La Isla de Sangre from the vicious warlords known as the Villalobos Brothers and defeat the mysterious Goddess of Death? Writer Don Gates and legendary graphic artist Michael W. Kaluta join forces to unleash this exciting and original new pulp hero guaranteed to provide pulp fans with explosive thrill-a-minute entertainment.

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Great Action & Adventure

Although I was aware of the Challenger Storm novels, I didn't resolve to check them out until I encountered Clifton Challenger as a guest star in a Dillon novel (by Derrick Ferguson).

Isle of Blood is a great example of New Pulp Fiction. It utilizes Pulp Fiction tropes such as a team led by an exceptional person (e.g. Doc Savage, the Avenger/Richard Benson), weird science, lost cities, and a touch of the supernatural.

If you're not aware of New Pulp or Old Pulp, for that matter, no worries. Most people aren't. And being aware of these genres is not in the least bit necessary to enjoy this novel.

The Isle of Blood is an exciting action/adventure tale that keeps right on moving until the end.