An astounding literary debut that brings a beloved genre of the past roaring into the twenty-first century, The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril casts the rivalry between two of pulp fiction's most legendary writers into its own amazing saga, which bursts from the pages with blood, cruelty, fear, mystery, vengeance, courageous heroes, evil villains, dames in distress, secret identities and disguises, global schemes, hideous deaths, beautiful psychics, deadly superweapons, cliff-hanging escapes, and other outrageous pulp lies that are all completely true.
The Chinatown Death Cloud Peril is a swashbuckling, breathtaking romantic epic of magic and love, marriage and fatherhood, ambition and loss, and writers who never forget their deadlines even when facing the end of the world. In its pages is a tale that deftly weaves the lives of its real-life characters into a lie of outrageous proportions that just may tell the truth, but is always thrillingly, unapologetically pulp.
"The very definition of a gripping yarn, with infamous villains, nefarious plots, and hairbreadth escapes. That the square-jawed heroes are also writers -- pulpateers -- makes the game a whole new kind of thrill ride. Pulp fiction at its best." -- Glen David Gold, author of Carter Beats the Devil
"As someone who cut his literary teeth on Lester Dent's Doc Savage books, who's an ardent fan of Walter Gibson and pulp writing in all its incarnations (okay, and who frequents Greenwich Village's White Horse Tavern), I was halfway through this novel by the time the shipping envelope hit the floor and had finished it not long after. Rest assured, though, you don't need to fall into any of the above categories to thoroughly enjoy author Malmont's marvelous work. It's a thrilling adventure the likes of which we haven't seen in a long while." -- Jeffery Deaver, author of The Cold Moon and The Sleeping Doll