The first two thrilling exploits of the Lone Eagle!
“John Masters blasts his way across the skies in the kind of aerial action that will thrill modern readers as much as it did the pulp readers of the ’30s. The Lone Eagle is a hero for all ages!”—Bill Crider, contributing author to the Nick Carter and Stone: M.I.A. Hunter series
“In the 1930s, the Lone Eagle set the bar for realistic action adventure with a tough guy loner able to survive against all comers. John Masters blazed a bullet-strewn path that series heroes of the 1970s and 1980s were hard pressed to follow.”—Mel Odomz, contributing author to the SuperBolan, Stonyman and Executioner series
“Combat ace John Masters was one of the most realistic air heroes of the pulp era. It’s about damn time these bullet-torn tales were reprinted!”—Will Murray, contributing author to the Destroyer series
“Great fun!”—Stephen Mertz, contributing author to the Executioner, Tunnel Rats and Cody’s Army series
Pilot extraordinaire John Masters was an ace operative of the U.S. Secret Service when war broke out. So it was only natural that when the first squadron of Yank flyers went to France to strafe the Boche, Masters went too, only operating undercover.
Masters became the Lone Eagle of the Skies, displaying an indomitable courage and dynamic driving power to push any secret mission to a successful conclusion; a fighting ace whose dark and inscrutable movements became the scourge of all enemy powers.
Suspected by many, some men feared him, some men hated him. The alluring but deadly female German spy R-47 may have loved him. Masters became that mysterious Nemesis of the Western Front known only as—The Lone Eagle!
- Introduction by Tom Roberts
- No Man’s Air
- Wings of War
First book publication
Trade paperback / 200 pages
Cover art by Rudolph Belarski
A Five Star review on Amazon.
“Two great WW I air battle novels. . . . Serious novels with out the nonsense of the G-8 silliness. Written by a WW I pilot for a real sense of battle and danger.”
About the Author
F.E. Rechnitzer (1894-1965), 65 Squadron RAF World War I veteran, wrote hundreds of aviation stories during the all-fiction era of the pulp magazines, and was the creator and author of the series character The Lone Eagle. Later Rechnitzer sold stories to Liberty and Argosy magazines. Following World War II, Rechnitzer authored a string of popular and wide-selling young adult novels including: Bonny’s Boy: A Dog’s Story (1946), Raff: The Story of an English Setter (1948), Jinx of Jayson Valley(1950), Captain Jeep (1951) and Bonny’s Boy Return (1953).