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Sunday, August 26, 2012

John Eagle Expeditor

"An expeditor is someone who facilitates a process. It is a position or role found within project management, construction, purchasing and production control." And killing people, although the Wikipedia entry for Expeditor doesn't mention that."The key metrics which an expeditor influences may be - Ontime Delivery, Cash Flow Cycle and Inventory Management. An expeditor needs to be assertive and needs to know the business at high contextual levels."

You could definitely describe John Eagle as assertive. He's half-Scot, half-Apache, which ought to make him about as grouchy a person as you've ever met. And drunk! While I'm trotting out the cliches, let's not forget drunk.

This was a Lyle Kenyon Engel series which ran to 14 novels in the USA. Only the first five appeared from Mews, published in a slightly different order.

1 Needles of Death (by Manning Lee Stokes) (1973)
2 The Brain Scavengers (by Manning Lee Stokes) (1973)
3 The Laughing Death (by Robert Lory) (1973)
4 The Fist of Fatima (by Robert Lory) (1973)
5 Valley of Vultures (by Manning Lee Stokes) (1973)
6 The Glyphs of Gold (by Robert Lory) (1974)
7 The Ice Goddess (by Paul Eiden) (1974)
8 The Death Devils (by Robert Lory) (1974)
9 The Deadly Cyborgs (by Paul Eiden) (1975)
10 The Holocaust Auction (by Robert Lory) (1975)
11 Poppies of Death (by Paul Eiden) (1975)
12 The Green Goddess (by Manning Lee Stokes) (1975)
13 Operation Weatherkill (by Paul Eiden) (1975)
14 Silverskull (by Manning Lee Stokes) (1975)

Needles of Death (New York, Pyramid, Mar 1973)
Mews 0452-00000-9, Apr 1976, 175pp, 40p.
John Eagle has the blood of the Scottish border fighters in his veins. To this has been added a very special education in death dealing equipment and the disciplined training of an Apache warrior – to make him a unique and deadly kind of modern special agent: The Expeditor.
__His first mission – to cripple the secret weapon of the Chinese Communists. Alone, he penetrates the savage lands of Mongolia – alone until he rescues a lovely native girl from being raped by bandits. But would even she betray him?
__'Needles of Death' is a gripping, exciting tale of personal audacity and animal courage, one man against impossible odds in his effort to save the Western World!
The Brain Scavengers (New York, Pyramid, 1973)
Mews 0452-
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The Fist of Fatima (New York, Pyramid, Sep 1973)
Mews 0452-00020-3, Jul 1976, 156pp, 40p.
John Eagle: The Expeditor – a super trained agent, half Scottish, half Apache Indian – and all action! Fantastically equipped and ready to go anywhere in the world and take on any enemy of the Free World.
__In a sandy wasteland in  Libya, terrorists, under the mysterious banner of The Fist of Fatima, are threatening international security.
__Even with the aid of these great desert fighters, the Tuaregs and the sensuous sisters who share his bed, John Eagle finds the man who calls himself the Black Death almost too much for him.
__And so, a bloody fight to the death begins under the cruel desert sun.
Valley of Vultures (New York, Pyramid, Dec 1973)
Mews 0452-00035-1, Sep 1976, 192pp, 50p. Cover by John Hunt?
John Eagle: The Expeditor – a super trained agent, half Scottish, half Apache Indian – and all action! Fantastically equipped and ready to go anywhere in the world and take on any enemy of the Free World.
__It was the most bizarre and dangerous assignment John Eagle had undertaken – to discover the truth about the mysterious Isla de Pelo in Ecuador where rich old men exchanged their millions for renewed youth.
__And why had so many ODESSA agents been lured to their death in South America? Was it part of a monstrous new Nazi plot to rule the world?
__To get at the truth, John Eagle must travel through three hundred miles of the worst jungle on earth – and if he reaches the tiny German enclave, he alone must decide how to expedite a matter of fantastic concern for the entire world!
The Laughing Death (New York, Pyramid, Jul 1973)
Mews 0452-00041-6, Oct 1976, 142pp, 50p. Cover by John Hunt
John Eagle, the supertrained agent with the blood of the Scottish border fighters in his veins, is pitched into the primeval jungles of Indochina to find an impregnable fortress where a secret arsenal of murderous gas is hidden.
__Inside the fortress a homicidal Chinaman plotted mass destruction as he dreamed of Imperial glory. And to defeat him it would take all of John Eagle's savage courage and magnificent physique for there also lay in wait:
__An ingenious and horrendous torture box.
__And a sex-starved nymphomaniacs waiting to embrace him with . . . The Laughing Death!

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