This is the very first novel to feature John Carter and his adventures on Barsoom. Edgar Rice Burroughs was a hugely popular American pulp fiction author. His fame has faded over time, but the creator of Tarzan and John Carter of Mars still has a certain charm. His flights of imaginative fancy contrast strangely with his wooden characters and can make for unintentionally magnificent dialogue.
The conclusion! All bills are due, all debts are paid. Here comes the new boss…
Deacon Winters is the cat who ate the cream, Mansard is going off the chain, and Carlisle is desperate to keep everything together…
Carlisle and Kline have their very different orders, despite their unity of purpose. There is no turning back now!
Dreisler shows Carlisle some of his cards, and oh boy, does this guy have a dark plan.
It’s time for Carlisle to pay the piper, and it’s not looking good. Will Cynthia figure things out, and can she do anything about it?
Who really benefited from the shooting at Astor Place? How bad is the backlash going to be? Carlisle has had his head above the ridge line for a long time now…
Reconciliation is in the air, but no one really believes it. Who will get swept away in the damage control?
Dark plans and fantasies are afoot, and it’s Deacon Winters with his finger in the pie. Speedboat has a crisis of confidence.
The knives are out now, and it’s a question of who has the best survival skills. Carlisle and Kline find a little bit of weary comfort.