Don Pendleton's first Executioner novel, War Against the Mafia, turned up free as an e-book earlier this week. In honor of the discovery, here's a post from my trip last year to that mecca of action-adventure stories, Southern California
, where I could not, however, find a copy of War Against the Mafia. Early chapters suggest that the book might make interesting collateral reading to Richard Stark's The Hunter and The Outfit
ot much to note from yesterday's crime reading, except that Don Pendleton
's second Executioner
novel, Death Squad
, takes its hero and his cast of associates on a path through Southern California nearly identical to that I have followed in recent days. Yesterday that took them to the citrus groves around Riverside, where I had just spent the day, and let me tell you: Having one's steps dogged by Mack Bolan and his gang of Mob-hating, authority-snubbing, police-respecting gang of expert killers gives a jasper a screwy feeling.
|Mission Inn Riverside|
Yesterday's book yield, from the Downtowne Bookstore
in Riverside: a collection of secret wartime cables between Dwight Eisenhower and George C. Marshall.
© Peter Rozovsky 2014
Labels: California Citrus State Historic Park, Don Pendleton, Downt, Executioner, what I did on my vacation