THE KING OF SATAN'S EYES by Geoffrey Marsh

THE KING OF SATAN'S EYES

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Old-fashioned action-adventure-fantasy--featherweight but mildly entertaining and quite well-handled. Mild-mannered New Jersey tailor Lincoln Blackthorne is persuaded by aging collector George Vilcroft to locate an antique, bejewelled, magical playing card, one of a set commissioned by Atahualpa, last king of the Incas. (He who possesses the full deck, and knows how to play an arcane game of solitaire with them, becomes immortal!) But, as Blackthorne is joined in his quest by desirable, mysterious Vanessa, various rivals show up: bumbling biker and Russian agent Basil Unicov; bomb-wielding Peruvian terrorists Pizarro and Cortez; and an old nemesis--the whip-carrying Anton Reddick and his scowling gang. Non-stop action, plenty of twists, a mild comic strain, with cliffhangers at the end of each chapter: inoffensive formula fare, absurd but brisk and breezy.

Pub Date: Nov. 16th, 1984
Publisher: Doubleday