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The Red Menace #8: The Sky is Red

Red Menace, The

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James Mullaney
268 pages
6 x 9 Trade paperback
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by James Mullaney

Cover by Mark Maddox


Governments around the world are shocked when the sleepy South American nation of Manu unexpectedly launches a rocket from a secret jungle base. How could a backward country, dismissed by every superpower as irrelevant, join the Space Age seemingly overnight and in such spectacular fashion?

As every intelligence agency on earth scrambles to send men to Manu, MIC director Simon Kirk enlists the only two agents who can be counted on in a crisis: Patrick “Podge” Becket and the brilliant Dr. Thaddeus Wainwright.

The MIC boys uncover something far worse than one little ICBM hiding out in the deep, dark jungle. A group of German expatriates, still seething over the collapse of their vaunted Third Reich, have hatched a twisted plot of revenge that soon spreads from Manu across the entire globe.

The world hangs in the balance, and only Podge Becket and Thaddeus Wainwright can stop civilization from tumbling off the cliff and into a thousand-year nightmare!


WHO IS THE RED MENACE? Throughout the 1950s, this was the number one question from Moscow to Beijing and in every communist palace and malaria-ridden backwater in between. The mysterious masked figure was a shadow and a whisper. For the Kremlin and its fellow travelers, he was a damnable monkey wrench tossed into the gears of the not-so-glorious worldwide revolution. Wherever Reds schemed, the Menace was there to set things right. Then, 1960 came and the whisper grew silent ....

Twelve years later, Podge Becket, computer tycoon and security expert, thinks he’s hung up his mask and cape for good. Aided by his partner, inventor and physician Dr. Thaddeus Wainwright, the Red Menace is dragged back into the hero game. But it’s a whole new world out there ...