Mark Hardin (a.k.a. The Penetrator) flew to the Orient for a vacation and to recover physically and mentally from the numerous brushes with death he has had in his quest to bring down the evil individuals and organizations that he has encountered. But his visit has touched off a chain reaction of terror. First a renowned atomic scientist is kidnapped; then a madman announces he has a stockpile of thermonuclear weapons for sale.Now, Mark Hardin heads into the Japanese countryside to track down the elusive Tokyo Purple organization and put a stop to their plans for global upheaval, which would allow anyone with a deep checkbook will to get a nuclear device.Meanwhile, naked and alone, Melisssa Broadhurst is at the mercy of an evil giant, a Japanese "Godfather" who wants to pick her brains. And if she won't cooperate - well, there were a number of things he can do with his beautiful American captive until she starts seeing the situation his way.Melissa, a scientist specializing in non-military atomic research, had been vacationing in Japan when he had abducted her. Kamisori, the head of the monstrous crime syndicate, was assembling a stock of atomic artillery shells to auction to the highest bidder - and he needed her help to finish them. But the Penetrator is in Tokyo, and when he hears about Kamisori's network of killers - and some missing atomic scientists - he knows it's time to go back to work.
©1974 Chet Cunningham; (P)2008 Books in Motion