MacLean, Alistair [Ian Stuart] The Dark Crusader
London Fontana 1977 0006146775 / 9780006146773 Mass Market Paperback Good
Illustrated by Wright, Paul (cover)
Fontqna nr. 4677, 223 pp, Spine a bit rolled and cracked at pp 98 / 99. Corners bumped, a little edge wear and rubbing, crease across lower corner of back cover. Some tanning but text is clean and unmarked. A solid copy.
This book was originally published under the pseudonym Ian Stuart, the first of two books by MacLean published under that name ("The Satan Bug" being the second). Published in the United States as 'The Black Shrike'.
The ad read: "'Research scientists needed for rocket project overseas' . . . Eight famous scientists answered the ad. Eight left England for Australia. None arrived or were heard from again. The ninth who answered was Bentall, complete with a scientific cover and a girl named Marie, a secret agent like himself. From the moment they were kidnapped at gunpoint from their Fiji hotel, they were plunged into a fantastic plot for world domination, played out on a secret missile site on a remote Polynesian island."; 6¾" - 7¾" Tall