cover image The Trail of the Red Diamonds

The Trail of the Red Diamonds

L. Ron Hubbard, Galaxy, $9.95 paper (140p) ISBN 978-1-59212-331-5

Hubbard fans will welcome this golden age reprint volume, whose rollicking title tale first appeared in Thrilling Adventures magazine in 1935. While recovering from wounds received in South America's Gran Chaco War, Lt. John Daly learns of "the red diamonds of Kublai Khan" from reading "an original manuscript" of Marco Polo's Travels. Determined to find the diamonds, Daly embarks on a journey with best friend Jim Lange that will lead them from Peking, China, to the remote burial temple of Kublai Khan and straight into heart-thumping danger. The book's second tale, "Hurricane's Roar," about a devilishly clever Mongolian warrior named Wind-Gone-Mad, is less fun but still full of colorful pulp action. (Oct.)