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Spy Killer

(1936)
A novel by

 
American Sailor Kurt Reid is a hothead and a hard case - a man who hits first and asks questions later. As scrappy and rough around the edges as Jimmy Cagney, it's no wonder that when the ship's captain turns up dead, it's Reid who takes the rap.

Falsely accused and under the gun, Reid jumps ship and vanishes into Shanghai - only to get caught in a web of intrigue, betrayal, and murder. In a world where nothing is what it seems and everything is for sale, he's soon out of his depth, drawn into a spy game in which the winner takes all . . . and the loser takes a knife to the back.

Will Reid live up to his reputation as the Spy Killer? He'll have to learn the rules fast, because with players like sexy Russian agent Varinka Savischna in the hunt, the game is about to turn as seductive as it is sinister.

As a young man, Hubbard visited pre-Communist China three times, where his closest friend headed up British intelligence. In a land where communists, nationalists, war lords and foreign adventurers schemed for control, Hubbard gained a unique insight into the intelligence operations and spy-craft in the region - a knowledge that informs stories like Spy Killer.

"Exceptional . . . a genuinely entertaining listening experience." - Publishers Weekly
* A Publishers Weekly Listen Up Award Winner

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Hardback Editions

August 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Spy Killer (Stories from the Golden Age)
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-4242-4129-4 / 978-1-4242-4129-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Fitzgerald Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

March 2013 : Paperback
thumbTitle: Spy Killer
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 7500134800 / 978-7500134800
Publisher: China translation and publishing Corporation
Availability: Amazon   

May 2011 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: Spy Killer (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-4596-1404-6 / 978-1-4596-1404-8 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

June 2012 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Spy Killer (Stories from the Golden Age)
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-61986-144-5 / 978-1-61986-144-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Galaxy Press (CA)
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

October 2012 : USA Audio Cassette
Title: Spy Killer
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard
ISBN: 1-4676-3111-6 / 978-1-4676-3111-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Galaxy Press (CA)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   

September 2008 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: Spy Killer (Mystery & Suspense Short Stories Collection)
Author(s): L Ron Hubbard, Tait Ruppert
ISBN: 1-59212-166-7 / 978-1-59212-166-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Galaxy Audio
Availability: Amazon   


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