Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Thousand Coffins Affair by Michael Avallone

In several towns around the world, a devastating new weapon is being tested by Thrush. Ultra sonic waves make up the killing power of this new device which turns its victims into screaming, mindless shapes babbling incoherent nonsense before dying a very painful death.

In Utangaville, Africa, it took two days. In Spayerwood, Scotland, it happened overnight. In each town, the people suddenly turned into mindless, babbling creatures who thrashed about wildly, uttering weird, half-human cries, then died. Doctors & scientists were baffled as to the cause. A sudden plague, some mysterious virus? But to the members of the United Network Command for Law & Enforcement, there could be only one answer: THRUSH had a deadly new weapon for world conquest.

Printing History
Written by Michael Avallone (1924-1999)

Ace Books
April 1965 

1 comment:

  1. When The Man From U.N.C.L.E. was on its initial run back in the '60s, I was an absolute fanatic for this show. The spy-craze was infused into pop culture and going full-tilt at this time. My friend and I were out with his Mom one day shopping at various stores. One of the places we stopped had a spinner rack of paperbacks. My buddy and I were stunned when we saw this book for sale! Fortunately, they had two copies. After getting home, I dove into reading the book and found the story wasn't quite the same as the watching the TV show. Still, it was thrilling and it didn't keep me from buying more in the series. A great time to be a kid!