masked hero fights for his life. An ailing reporter faces uncertain death. Will
either live until morning?
Following his failed attempt to kill Big Jack, Brent Gregor (aka
The Black Spectre) lies near death in a Chinatown parish. Determined to locate the
mysterious assassin, the Mob combs the blood-soaked streets to find him. His
only hope of survival lies in the mercy of strangers.
Furious that she missed out on the story of a lifetime, Vicky is
stunned to learn that her mysterious savior is actually real. Ignoring Editor
Frank Matson’s orders and her own failing health, she goes after the story with
a vengeance. But to get the answers she so desperately needs, she will have to
march straight into the lion’s den. Alone.
Vengeance Waits at the Door is the
third book in the Black Spectre Origins series, detailing the rise of the
masked pulp hero The Black Spectre. If you like Agent Carter, the Rocketeer,
and The Dark Knight, then you’ll love Roger Alford’s gritty noir mystery that
effortlessly combines new pulp with a classic 1930s style.
Vengeance Waits at the Door (Pulp
is a lot going on in this third novel. Death strikes close to several main
characters. Vicky’s mother passes away in Gibsonville, MO, while Brent’s grandfather dies in Paris. The Black Spectre, finally recovering from his wounds, reaches
mob boss, Big Jack, only to find him already murdered by one of his men.
Detective Flynn is murdered by the mob, and Detective Shayne’s family are
killed because he spoke out.
is set up for the next novel, and we can only hope it will be out soon. The
books are character driven, with small plots surrounding each character. Brent
Gregor is finally learning how to use his Black Spectre persona more
effectively. Highly recommended.