The Adventures of Dodge Dalton in the Shadow of Falcon's Wings
Dodge Dalton's stories about the adventures of Captain Falcon have made both the author, and his iconic protagonist, famous. Maybe a little too famous. A diabolical villain, wanting a fight with America's hero, kidnaps the president and throws down the gauntlet. The problem? Falcon doesn't exist. Or does he? Dodge must travel the world to find him or else become the hero he was destined to be. More
In the Golden Age of Adventure...
Dodge Dalton's stories about the adventures of Captain Zane Falcon have made both the author, and his iconic protagonist, famous. Maybe a little too famous.
When a diabolical villain, wielding a fantastic power unearthed in the ruins of a forgotten civilization, kidnaps the president, he has only one demand...a fight with America's greatest hero. There's just one problem: Falcon doesn't exist.
Or does he?
In order to save America, Dodge must embark on a journey to the ends of the earth to find Captain Falcon, and along the way will discover the hero within himself.
Praise for Dodge Dalton:
"Falcon's Wings is high flying adventure at its best. Cleverly conceived, original, and multi-layered, the action literally jumps off the page and takes the reader through unexpected twists and turns," says Rob MacGregor, author of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade and Amazon: The Ghost Tribe.
I received this review copy from the author and was immediately intrigued when I saw that one of the quotes on the book was from Rob MacGregor, the author of my favorite Indiana Jones novels. While a positive word from an established author doesn't always ensure you're about to read something good, it certainly caught my eye since I'm such a fan of Mr. MacGregor. So I dove into this book with high hopes and they were richly rewarded. This is a tour de force that deserves a spot on the shelves of anyone who calls themselves a fan of pulp adventure. When it comes time for nominations for pulp awards, this one deserves a spot on each and every ballot.
The story revolves around David "Dodge" Dalton, who scripts stories about Captain Zane Falcon. These stories were initially dictated to him by an alleged associate of Falcon's, one "Hurricane" Hurley. When Hurley's remembrances run out, Dalton begins fabricating stories out of whole cloth and the character becomes immensely popular with the reading public. When a mysterious villain appears on the scene, threatening to kill the President unless Falcon himself comes forward, Dalton is put into a conundrum: How can he produce someone that he's always considered a fictional construct of himself and "Hurricane" Hurley? Dalton and Hurley end up traveling around the globe in search of the true Zane Falcon and along the way Dodge becomes the kind of hero that he'd always written about. There's tremendous humor, great characterization and the kind of by-the-seat-of-your-pants adventure that I associate with old movie serials and Indiana Jones. The ending of the book is both touching and inspirational, clearing the way for further adventures of Dodge. Thankfully, a preview of the next book in the series is included in my advance review copy, assuring us that the series will, indeed, be continuing.
From page one, I was engaged and I'm certain that you will be, as well. Highly recommended and one of the best "new" pulp novels to come along in quite awhile. 5 stars out of 5. -- All Pulp by Barry Reese