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  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Pinnacle Books
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 052341823X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0523418230
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,911,090 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Don Pendleton (1927-1995) was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. At the age of fourteen, during World War II, he enlisted in the Navy, serving until 1947 as a Radioman. He returned to active Naval duty during the Korean Conflict. Following the war he worked as a railroad telegrapher, CAA/FAA air traffic control specialist, and aerospace engineer. In the latter career, he worked as a senior engineer for Martin-Marietta's Titan ICBM programs and as an engineering administrator in NASA's Apollo Moonshot program. He published his first short story in 1957 and his first novel in 1961. Leaving his aerospace career behind, Don turned to full time writing in 1967, produced a number of mystery, science fiction and futuristic novels, a screenplay, and numerous poems, short stories and essays.

In 1969, War Against the Mafia, featuring Mack Bolan, the Executioner, was published. The phenomenal success of the first novel led to thirty-seven sequels over the next twelve years. Dozens of imitators, inspired by Pendleton's success, arose during the 1970's to constitute a new particularly American literary genre and the term Action/Adventure coined by Pendleton himself, has since spread to encompass television and motion picture formats as well. The original thirty-eight Executioner novels have been translated in more than twenty-five languages with in-print figures of more than 200 million copies worldwide. Pendleton franchised "Don Pendleton's Mack Bolan" to Harlequin's Gold Eagle Books in 1980, and more than 900 books based on the Executioner and spin-offs--Phoenix Force, Able Team, Stony Man, Mack Bolan, Super Bolan, have been published under their continuing program.

Don's more recent works include a series of six mystery novels based the exploits of Joe Copp, Private Eye, and another six mystery novels based on the character, Ashton Ford, Psychic Detective. Both series are in print, Kindle, and most in audiobooks.

Don turned to nonfiction in 1990, and with his wife, Linda, produced To Dance With Angels, a definitive study of life after death and spirit communication. Published in hardcover by Kensington, it had four editions. Linda wrote a new Introduction and put the latest editon into print and Kindle. Don and Linda also co-wrote Whispers From the Soul, available now in audiobook, print and Kindle.

Don's last novel was Roulette: The Search for the Sunrise Killer, co-written with Linda Pendleton. It is available in print, Kindle, and audiobook.

Together, Don and Linda, adapted and scripted The Executioner, War Against the Mafia, to Comic graphic novel format, which was published in 1993. Following Don's death, Linda adapted and scripted the second Executioner novel, Death Squad, published in 1996 by Vivid Comics.

His last nonfiction books are A Search for Meaning From the Surface of a Small Planet; and The Metaphysics of the Novel and a Novelist by Don Pendleton with Linda Pendleton, a book for aspiring writers. Recently Linda published a collection of Don's Metaphysical writings: The Cosmic Breath: Metaphysical Essays of Don Pendleton. Also published was Soul Expressions: Poetry Collection Linda Pendleton and Don Pendleton.

In 2012, Don's science fiction was republished for Kindle and Print: The Guns of Terra 10; The Godmakers; and The Olympians. The three books are also available in a Kindle box set.

Don was a long time member of the Authors Guild; Authors League of America; Writer's Guild of America, West; Past West Coast Director of Mystery Writers of America; International Platform Association; and a frequent speaker on campus and writers' symposiums.

Don Pendleton published more than 125 books in his career. For biographical reference and bibliography on Don Pendleton, see:

Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers, (St. Martin Press); Contemporary Authors (Gale); Queen's Edition, Dictionary of International Biography (Melrose - London, England); Murder Ink (Workman); Who's Who in the Midwest.

Official Don Pendleton website: http://www.donpendleton.com

Photo of Don Pendleton by Linda Pendleton.

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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Blue Tyson on August 30, 2007
Format: Unknown Binding
I am not sure Pendleton was a big football fan. Bolan is going to run a 'power sweep up the middle' to get out of Phoenix.

Pretty powerful, anyway, he kills half a dozen mafiosi or so in the first 3 pages.

In the process he learns of a meeting of all the mafia head honchos
in Miami, and decides that will be a good place to do some hunting.

The mafia are pretty sure he is coming, and put a watch on all the
airports. He sneaks past, though, and has a private plane courier a
package to his first target, with a marksman's medal in it!

Via a disguise and interrogation of a call girl he finds a list of
guys to take out in the first hotel, and does so. Staying too long, he
escapes with the help of a Cuban rebel, who is a bellman.

He runs into Leo Turrin and Brognola at one time, who feed him some
info, helps a cop, and sets up his assault on the 3 bases the mafia
have set up in. They have called in their enforcer family, the
Taliferos, to finally deal with Bolan. Their plan is to group them
together more, rather than leaving them dispersed.

So, The Executioner loads up with high explosive shells and starts
firing! After slaughtering a lot of them, he is under heavy fire and
Talifero attack, but again gains end from his new Cuban rebel friends.

They drop him off at a music festival full of hippies! Peaceniks or
not, topless girls are good for recovering from wounds, it appears.
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By Arlene M Cook on December 25, 2013
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I recently purchased this book to add to my husband's "The Executioner" collection. He has been reading this series for several years, but had never read the first 15 books in the collection. I decided to try and fill in the collection, starting with the beginning six. I was very happy to see them listed on the Amazon website, for a fairly reasonable price, considering they are several decades old! Though there was a bit of a hold up receiving this book, it did finally arrive. I had been in constant communication with the seller, a third party seller in fact, and though there were a few glitches, the book did arrive in very good condition (for a used book) just as the seller had promised. I will continue to order other books in this series, feeling confident that he will be happy with their condition.
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Book was a promised. I read it as a boy and wanted my son to start off as close to the beginning as I did. So far so good.
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