It is the summer of 1933 and the Windy City is hosting the fabulous World's Fair. The famous Navy Pier along the shores of Lake Michigan is invaded by thousands of tourists from around the nation and the world; all there to marvel at the newest scientific advancements on display. But within this glittering pleasure park of wonder lurks a devilish fiend set upon causing mass destruction and ruining the Fair; a scientist turned mad employing a bizarre sonic cannon to commit murder and chaos amongst the innocent throngs. Now it will be up to the unlikeliest hero of them all, the odd, notorious Bagman, to save the day.
Writer B.C. Bell sends his one-time petty crook, Frank 'Mac' McCullough back into action in this, the Bagman's first full length adventure. Along with his loyal buddy, the ace mechanic, Crankshaft, Chicago's most unusual mystery man must find the lunatic inventor and put an end to his heinous attacks before more people will die. Also features a very special cameo by writer Calvin Daniels' own new pulp hero, the Black Wolf. So slap another clip in your .45, straighten your tie and put that bag over your head, pulp fans; here comes the Bagman, delivering justice in his own peculiar way.
No, not Mac the Knife, he is bringing back the BAGMAN! Oh, yeah. Our favorite geek fanboy hero has returned, and he isn't holding anything back. The Bagman books are great way to return to time when things weren't so much simpler, as they were similar to us now. Crime is rampant. Criminals threaten lives, and right now only one guy stand between them and utter obliteration. Wait, . . . . .what? There are 2? Well, another new hero makes his appearance, and it only adds to the fun.
Bell really breathes life into his former criminal made good hero, the Bagman. He feels fresh, and yet is just as iconic as the Shadow or Doc Samson. Seriously, he is in that stable of characters. His writing is fun, exciting, and action packed. Get ready to have a blast from the past when you start this novel.
Roberto Scarlato has a lot to do with the success of conveying the written word into mental images. His narration is impecable, and his timing is perfect. He hits near the top of my list for great narrators.
If you love OTR or pulp heroes you will love this comedy infused (the hero might as well be a comic book geek) action series. Get it today so that you don't live to regret it.
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