In The Great Escape and Papillon, Steve McQueen embodied the tough guy on the run from captivity and injustice. But when it comes to toughness, McQueen is following in the daring and determined footsteps of Captain Spar.
Wrongfully accused, Spar has been condemned to suffer the brutality of the guards and the conditions on Devil's Island. But they haven't broken his will, and now, escaping, he has one mission in life: Revenge. Spar's out to kill the man who put him into the devil's hands. But he'll have to take on a gallery of rogues who are as treacherous as the waters of the Caribbean.
Pressure is rising and a storm is brewing. But even in the face of a natural disaster, Spar discovers that nothing is more volatile than human nature - as temptation and danger are about to collide with Hurricane force.
In 1937 L. Ron Hubbard wrote to one of his editors: "You might have noticed that I am intensely wary of becoming any kind of a story specialist. I have sold the gamut of types: Air war, air, western, detective, love, terror…. My one passion is to build a name for variety…. I like my freedom. I fight hard for independent individualism. I love to tie into a yarn and make it blaze in print." Hubbard's passion for writing, creativity and individualism certainly blazes across the page in stories like Hurricane.
"Captain Spar has escaped to Martinique from Devil's Island, a penal colony in the Caribbean. He's soon framed for a double murder and must take to the seas during a hurricane in order to escape this latest misfortune. The full-cast performance with authentic accents, excellent sound effects, and music enhances the melodramatic tale, which also includes an old-fashioned romance. The story twists and turns until the boat reaches a castle that includes a torture chamber. This is an excellent example of American pulp fiction of the 1930s-40s, complete with garish red cover and illustration of damsel in distress with plunging neckline." (AudioFile)
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