Sunday, April 20, 2014

2014 USA Fiction Challange: Florida

The next stop in the 2014 USA Fiction Challenge is the state of Florida

 Danger Key
Written by Lew Louderback


Arch enemy Mr Judas returns to settle an old score with Nick.
CLAW is back once again and backs Judas again.

Ralph Benson had made the mistake of contacting his agents openly. He had been on the job too long. And liquor and the loss of nerves had caused him to take some incredibly foolish changes. He had been fingered for execution by CLAW, the Chinese Communist secret organization that was smuggling its top agents into Florida under the cover of an influx of Cuban refugees. But Ralph was already dead. A fatal connection with a beautiful woman in a white convertible had taken care of that. Now Nick Carter had been ordered to replace Benson. And Nick would have to go on being a fumbling, bumbling, has been operative, too drunk, sodden and scared to be able to protect himself.

  Printing History
1st Award (A 183F) 1966
2nd Award (A 383X ) 1968
3rd Award (A 491X) 1969
4th Award (A 491X) 1970
5th Award (AN 1177) 1973
1st Tandem 1968
Reprint Tandem (426 7034 8) 1973

1 comment:

  1. I always find the differences and similarities among the covers you choose to be fascinating, Scott.