Monday, April 12, 2021

Istanbul by Manning Lee Stokes

by Manning Lee Stokes

Poppies the color of blood make a trail of intrigue and destruction

George Gross Cover

If it had been only opium smuggling across the Turkish Border or the savage murder of a girl named Mija at the notorious Cinema Blue. AXE would had never been involved. But the stakes were very high. Nothing less than the total destruction of the world in World War III. Nick's mission was to kill four men. These men were part of a local murder for hire for the largest drug syndicate in the world. The men, Maurice Defarge, Dr Joseph Six, Carlos Gonzalaz, and Johnny Ruthless.

Printing History
Written by Manning Lee Stokes (1911-1976)

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Conde Nast Publications, Inc
Award Books
First Printing Oct 1965 (A152F)
Second Printing Aug 1966 (A152)
Third Printing 1968 (A384F)
Fourth Printing 1970 (A640X) 
Fifth Award 1972 (AN1095) 
Sixth Award 1974 (AN1095) 

Tandem Books
First Printing 1968 
Second Printing 1971 
ISBN 426 5792

Charter Books
First Printing January 1981 
ISBN 441 37483

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