The year is 1941, and the world is engulfed in war. Having consolidated his forces, Fu-Manchu seeks to tip the balance of power by launching assaults from a hidden stronghold in the Caribbean. His target: the United States naval forces, just entering the global conflict. To stop the Devil Doctor, Sir Denis Nayland Smith and his ally, Bart Kerrigan, pick up the trail in London during the blackout, following it to New York, then the Panama Canal, and finally the land of voodoo--Haiti. There they face the enemy's deadly combination of advanced technology and deep-rooted mysticism ALSO IN THIS VOLUME A LONG-LOST NAYLAND SMITH SHORT STORY AFTERWORD BY LESLIE S. KLINGER.
About the Author
Born Arthur Henry Ward in 1883, Sax Rohmer was four years old when "Sherlock Holmes" appeared in print. A journalist, poet, comedy sketch writer, and songwriter, he turned to fiction, and the first "Fu-Manchu" story, "The Zayat Kiss," appeared in "The Story-Teller" magazine in October, 1912. That story became the beginning of the novel "The Mystery of Dr. Fu-Manchu," and fourteen more followed, making Rohmer one of the most successful novelists of the 1920s and 1930s. "Fu-Manchu "has been featured in radio, television, comic strips, and comic books. In film he has been portrayed by such actors as Boris Karloff, Christopher Lee, John Carradine, Peter Sellers, and Nicolas Cage. Rohmer died in 1959, a victim of an outbreak of the type A influenza known as the Asian flu.