The tail of the Arabian, knight (Doubleday science fiction)

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9780385191012: The tail of the Arabian, knight (Doubleday science fiction)
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Description: Copyright 1986, first edition, ex-library, hardcover with dustjacket, 181 pages. SYNOPSIS: "Lincoln Blackthorne is a New Jersey tailor who goes on a cross-country treasure hunt for his ailing friend Farren Upshire. The quest for a magical talisman made of the mane and tail of a legendary Arabian steed dubbed Knight, supposedly has magical and curative powers. The journey takes Blackthorne from New Jersey to a bizarre New Mexican Indian reservation and, ultimately, to the frozen Yukon wilderness. He is followed by a curious band of villainous parties. There also emerges the usual weapons, not forgetting a bow and arrow, a menagerie of snakes, spiders and scorpions--even earthquakes and flash floods." CONDITION: Library cardholder/checkout sheet and stamps/notations inside. Dustjacket is enclosed in mylar overlay taped to cover. Binding is secure.

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In the mold of professor-turned-adventurer Indiana Jones, Marsh's hero Lincoln Blackthorne is a New Jersey tailor who also goes on dangerous quests for magical talismans. On his first treasure hunt, The King of Satan's Eyes, it was a deck of playing cards that promised immortality. This time it's the fabulously bejeweled tail of an Arabian horse, Knight, that is reputed to have mystical healing powers. The journey takes Blackthorne from an arid pueblo in New Mexico to the frozen Yukon. Along the way he has a near-fatal encounter every few pages; in fact, one would suspect a spoof if Marsh showed any signs of having a sense of humor. Like clockwork, there emerge the usual weapons, not forgetting a bow and arrow, a menagerie of snakes, spiders and scorpions, even earthquakes and flash floods. The story is more suitable for adventure/thriller fans than science fiction readers.
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