188 03/93 Flight into Fear

Chuck Welch
March 1, 1993 - 1993 / bantam / devito / murray / novel / working title

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Originally published from 1933-49 and reprinted by Bantam Books, Doc Savage is back in a new series of adventures. Based on an unpublished manuscript by his creator and the sequel to The Red Spider, this gripping tale pits a ruthless, unstoppable assassin against Doc Savage, plunging him into a Flight into Fear. An ultra secret State Department mission — code-named Moonwinx — propels Doc Savage from the terror-laden streets of Manhattan to the icy black waters of the Arctic Sea… and into the frozen heart of cold war Russia. Marked for death by the Kremlin and bound for a confrontation with a nemesis more vile and vicious than any he has faced before, the Man of Bronze battles an executioner known only as the Red Widow, a master of disguise and mistress of pain — and a soul-devouring human spider ready to strike and destroy without warning…

Flight into Fear was the working title for the Doc Savage novel published as: King Joe Cay

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  1. Robert C. Becker says:

    There was a good reason why this was unpublished. It wasn’t very good. It just didn’t seem like Doc Savage to me. If only we could pop over to the alternate universe where Philip Jose Farmer had written those
    Doc Savage stories he had planned! The sequel to the last Doc Savage novel! The story wher Doc goes after
    the man who caused the great depression! I would rather read the entertaining Doc Savage fan fiction off the internet than read
    a novel like Flight Into Fear again.

  2. Rick Brooks says:

    Probably the worst Doc novel. Will Murray edited this from what I understood was a non-Doc novel. I’ve read he later regreted doing so.

    Basically it had the great weakness of The Red Spider__Doc was just another spy. At least Red Spider had Doc’s aides in it.

  3. Rick Brooks says:

    Probably the worst Doc novel. Will Murray edited this from what I understood was a non-Doc novel. I’ve read he later regreted doing so.

    Basically it had the great weakness of The Red Spider__Doc was just another spy. At least Red Spider had Doc’s aides in it.

  4. Rick Brooks says:

    Probably the worst Doc novel. Will Murray edited this from what I understood was a non-Doc novel. I’ve read he later regreted doing so.

    Basically it had the great weakness of The Red Spider__Doc was just another spy. At least Red Spider had Doc’s aides in it.

  5. R.L. Black says:

    Ah, as disliked as the story was by many, that wrap-around cover made it worth the cost of the book. How many times have we been treated to one shot of Doc and his entire crew? This is it.

  6. Stephen B says:

    In truth, I think some of the Murray stuff was quite good. I read this book one time in my college days – and recently read it again. It’s not a Doc. Feels like the book is okay but it’s the type of adventure that does not read like those from Doc Savage canon (but I have not seen documentation that there are regrets for it). Stay tuned for DESERT DEVILS and HORROR IN GOLD which may be done if a publisher is found.

    Steve

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