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Saturday, November 14, 2015

The Headhunters

Tom Christian is on the trail of revenge and a fortune in gold. As square-jawed and rugged as Clark Gable in his prime, Tom is headed deep into the jungles of the Solomon Islands to find Punjo Charlie—the ruthless criminal who killed his partner.
But these jungles are thick with danger . . . as greed, temptation and sudden violence threaten to draw Tom into the heart of darkness. There’s a pile of gold. . . . There’s a beautiful blonde. . . . And there’s a bloodthirsty tribe of headhunters who have fallen under the spell of Punjo Charlie.
The trap has been set. The question is: will Tom fall into it? Will he lose his way and lose his head . . . or will he get his revenge, get the gold and get the girl? The answer lies buried in the rain forest . . . and in Tom’s heart. And as he’s about to discover, there’s only one way out of the jungle: all-out war.

The Headhunters (Adventure)
By L. Ron Hubbard
ISBN #978-1592133582
Price $9.95
136 Pages
Rating 5-Stars

“Great Action Adventure.”

Tom Christian and Lars Larsen have discovered a bed of gold in headhunter country, but it’s the rainy season in the Solomon Islands, and they can’t get the gold until it dries up. Leaving the patch hidden they return to civilization to wait for a better time. Unfortunately, Lars decides not to wait and heads out, but is waylaid by Punjo Charlie, who knows about the gold, and wants its location. Refusing to divulge the information Lars is killed. Now Tom is ready to return for the gold, and revenge for the murder of his partner, but there’s a hitch. Three whites are in the islands to study the headhunters, and one of them is a beautiful girl named Diana Forsythe. Naturally, Punjo Charlie sees that Christian is attracted to the girl, and captures their party with the help of the hill country headhunters. This forces Tom Christian to change his plans to rescue the girl and her party, even if it means falling into the clutches of Charlie.

This was another great action adventure by the master storyteller, and one that ends in a do-or-die situation, with no hope of outside rescue. Originally published in the August 1936 issue of FIVE-NOVELS Monthly. It has a great ending with a battle-royal, and death all around them, as they stand in mud and fight toe-to-toe. Wow! Highly recommended for action and adventure lovers!

Tom Johnson

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