Kenneth Robeson – Terror in the Navy (1937)

TerrorintheNavy

Vintage Pulp reprint
Cloak and Dagger Challenge #113
Official 2018 TBR Pile Challenge #7 (alternate)
TBR #83
Date Finished: August 17, 2018

U.S. warships, planes, dirigibles are pulled into disaster as if by an invisible force. Some evil mastermind, acting for an enemy nation, is behind this destruction and Doc and his crew must find the culprit before the U.S. loses all of its military power.

This one starts off well, with various members of Doc’s crew featured as they are captured by the gang, including a strong appearance by Pat Savage. Unfortunately, the second half is not so strong, with Pat especially disappearing for most of the action, while the mysterious force turns out to be a rather mundane method of destruction. The writing seems better, though, and not so filled with redundant passages intended to increase the word count.

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