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Red Death over China

(2012)
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It is one of the greatest conflicts - and a pivotal turning point - in history...the Chinese civil war. On one side stands Chiang Kai-shek and the Nationalists. On the other, Mao Zedong and the Communists. And their forces are about to meet in a decisive battle...the outcome of which is in the hands of one American pilot, John Hampton, a man who, like Bogart in Casablanca, couldn't care less...

He's a mercenary, flying for the highest bidder, his only loyalty to himself and to cold hard cash. He has nothing to believe in, and nothing to lose. But just as this is a critical moment in history, so, too, is it about to become a defining moment in Hampton's life.

What is the extraordinary experience that has the power to penetrate Hampton's armor of cynicism and touch his heart? What is it that makes him see that there are things, other than money, that are worth fighting - and maybe even dying - for? The surprising answers spur him to undertake the ultimate mission in Red Death Over China.

Hubbard experienced China in the 1930s in a way few Westerners did. Traveling from the ports of the China Sea to Beijing to the Great Wall and onto the hills of Southern Manchuria, he came to know the land and its people - soldiers, spies, outlaws and monks - as well as any American could. It is that background that shines through in stories like Red Death Over China.

Also includes the flying adventures The Crate Killer, in which a test pilot uses up his nine lives parachuting nine times from crumbling planes, only to discover that his tenth flight presents the biggest challenge of all; and Wings Over Ethiopia, the story of a pilot captured and accused of being a spy by both sides in a war - and his only means of escape is through the lens of a camera.

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January 2013 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Red Death Over China
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-4596-5575-3 / 978-1-4596-5575-1 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com Ltd
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October 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Red Death Over China (Military & War Short Stories Collection)
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-59212-364-3 / 978-1-59212-364-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Galaxy Press
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Audio Editions

October 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Red Death Over China (Military & War Short Stories Collection)
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-59212-334-1 / 978-1-59212-334-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Galaxy Audio
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March 2012 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Red Death Over China
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
Publisher: Galaxy Audio
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March 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Red Death Over China
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
Publisher: Galaxy Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

October 2012 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Red Death Over China (Military & War Short Stories Collection)
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
Publisher: Galaxy Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA