Thursday, September 23, 2021

The Red Rays by Manning Lee Stokes

The Red Rays
by Manning Lee Stokes

Somewhere in the world a powerful transmitter was broadcasting a savory blend of Communist propaganda and pornography. 

It was impossible, but it happened. The headlines in the world's press told the facts:

Massive Blackout of World TV, 
All Channels Interdicted 
by Red Propaganda, 
President Urges Calm

George Gross Cover

So AXE got the job of wiping out the transmitter and the man to do it was Nick Carter. The trouble was that Nick had not counted on running into a Hollywood love goddess out for extra special kicks, or a beautiful blonde revolutionary out for his blood. And they were the least of the cards stacked against him. The assignment started out in a Hollywood costume party near Malibu Beach and all Nick had to do is pick up some information from a blond in a Peter Pan costume. For openers, the assignment seemed simple until Malibu turned into never-never land with the help of a Red nerve gas. Nick then finds himself lying to a half naked girl. Though bound and drugged, he recognized he was being framed as a rapist for his own execution.

Bonus Covers

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

Universal Publishing and Distributing Corp
Award Books
1st Printing (A423X) 1969
2nd Printing (A423X) 1970

Charter Communications Inc
Charter Books
ISBN 441-71114-3 September 1981

UK Printings
Tandem Books
1st Printing (3666) 1969
Reprint 1972
Reprint (7392) December 1972
Reprint (17435) 1976

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