Tomb of the Ten Thousand Dead
Publisher: Galaxy Press
Date: June 2011
Duration: 2 hours 3 minutes
Before Indiana Jones and the Lost Ark were even a gleam in Spielberg’s eye, one intrepid pilot flew out of the sky in search of treasure . . . only to find a bit of hell on earth.
Captain Gordon lives like he flies-by the seat of his pants, taking on any job and all comers. Now he’s bound for the forbidding mountains along the shores of the Arabian Sea, transporting a team of anthropologists on the trail of Alexander the Great. But ancient history is about to come to dangerous life with the discovery of a long-buried map-a map leading to high adventure, untold treasure, and cold-blooded murder. . . .
Gordon’s headed deep into The Tomb of the Ten Thousand Dead-unearthing a secret that could bury him.
Not only was Hubbard steeped in the history of the ancient world, he was also an avid adventurer-both in his own right and as a respected member of the famed Explorers Club. As such, he brought a wealth of insight, experience and authenticity to all his tales of adventure.
Also includes two additional adventures: The Price of a Hat, in which the key to the Russian Czar’s life is hidden in a most unexpected place, and Starch and Stripes, the story of a U.S. Marine who sets a trap for a tropical warlord that reverberates all the way back to Washington.
"The title story in this trio . . . (all of them published in 1936) has a very strong Indiana Jones feel to it, even though it predates Indy by nearly five decades."