Into the Volcano: A Mallory and Morse Novel of Espionage

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The year is 1962. John Glenn is in orbit, Audrey Hepburn is breakfasting outside Tiffany's, Elvis is recording "Bossa Nova Baby," and in Istanbul, a middle-aged Dutch spy has just met a fiery death. Enter Jack Mallory and Laura Morse, clandestine operatives for the Consultancy. He's a laconic ex-soldier from the oil fields of Corpus Christi; she's a wintrily beautiful Boston Brahmin and an adept at Floating Hand karate. The murdered man was their colleague, and the Consultancy has ordered them to exact revenge on the genially murderous Piotr Nemerov and the playboy-turned-arms-dealer Anton Rauth, who is holed up in his HQ in an extinct South Seas volcano preparing for a literally earthshaking confrontation.

Into the Volcano is an homage to James Bond, Modesty Blaise, and the golden age of the spy thriller, a time when America was still innocent and its enemies possessed a dash of Space Age style. It takes the reader from New York to Istanbul, from Cannes' balmy breezes to the island known as the Dragon's Throne, and at last into the molten heart of the Cold War.

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Forrest DeVoe Jr. is the pen name of Max Phillips. In addition to cofounding the pulp revival imprint Hard Case Crime, he has authored one of its debut titles, Fade to Blonde, as well as the literary novels The Artist's Wife and Snakebite Sonnet. He is married and lives in New York City.

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Bond fans will delight in this stylish spy thriller that takes us back to 1962, introducing the team of tomcatting Texan Jack Mallory and the willowy, aloof martial-arts master Laura Morse (think Emma Peel played by Gwyneth Paltrow). Sent to Istanbul when a fellow agent of "The Consultancy" has been flambeed in his shower, the duo mixes it up with bearish Russian assassins and doe-eyed belly dancers before finding themselves on the island fortress of the diabolical Anton Rauth, a megalomaniac with a twisted hand, a twisted mind, and a master plan involving a giant mechanical earthworm and the world's largest egg slicer. With just the right blend of substance and style, DeVoe pays homage to the Fleming school without arch commentary or camp--but with native girls, cool retro-futuristic gadgets, loutish henchmen, and hungry sharks. This is escapism at its finest and most fun, to be purchased along with the enticingly illustrated reprints of Fleming's original Bond books and Peter O'Donnell's Modesty Blaise series. David Wright
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