Besides posting book reviews, once in a while I will be posting articles on the subject of pulps. I hope we can generate more interest for the Blog. If you would like to share an article on the pulps, you can send me a message in the Comments of a post.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Year of The Tiger

Kung Fu Mace #1: The Year of The Tiger by Lee Chang (Joseph Rosenberger). Mace is in California, visiting his from Hong Kong. His uncle, Ho Wing owns a fishing boat, and the California Mafia has been threatening him. If he doesn’t use his boat to meet the Hercules at sea, and bring a shipment of heroin to shore, they will hurt his family. Mace, a kung fu master is forced to deal with the Mafia. If I hadn’t already known the author of this series was Rosenberger, he leaves a clue with the name of one of the button men, Rosenbacker. Rosenberger is also the author of THE DEATH MERCHANT, who kills hundreds of people per story, and Kung Fu Mace is no different, except that instead of using guns and explosives to kill people, he uses his deadly hands. The body count is the same, however. I would swear Rosenbacker died at least two times in the story, but so many bodies were piling up, it’s hard to say for sure. In truth, the writing was terrible. The plot was weak. The fight scenes silly. What else can I say about it?