Black Towers to Danger

Version: Unabridged
Author: L. Ron Hubbard
Narrator: R.F. Daley , Christina Huntington
Genres: Suspense, Historical Fiction, Action & Adventure
Publisher: Galaxy Press
Published In: October 2013
# of Units: 2 CDs
Length: 2 hours
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Overview

Drilling for oil is a dirty business, and for Bill Murphy, it's about to turn positively filthy. But Murphy's a man in the mold of a young John Wayne, and he's more than a match for everything Venezuela can throw at him. Everything, that is, except for Marcia Stewart. She's convinced Murphy killed her father, and she wants revenge. Murphy's drilling down for the truth, and it's his land, his love for Marcia--and his life--that are on the line.
When Black Towers to Danger was first published in 1936, the editor wrote: "L. Ron Hubbard, as you know, is a pilot, a writer and an engineer. The one thing he doesn't work at is engineering. He was in China at 15 and has covered a lot of territory since then. If he's on a flying field--or anywhere else--you can't miss him--he's a tall, slender chap with very fair skin and bright red hair. Something picturesque about him as there should be about a flyer." And not only was he a man with a commanding presence, so too did he have command over his material, researching the entire oil drilling process for this story.

Author Details

Author Details

Hubbard, L. Ron

L. Ron Hubbard's legendary writing career encompassed more than 250 novels, short stories and screenplays in every major genre including 19 New York Times bestsellers.\n\nA seasoned world traveler before attending college where he studied engineering and took one of the earliest courses in molecular phenomena, he went on to achieve renown as a pioneer aviator, master mariner and flag bearing expedition leader of the Explorers Club.

In the 1930s and 1940s, he was a top-line high-production writer for the popular pulp fiction magazines. His stories, many reflecting the diversity of his own life experiences, exuded a sense of realistic adventure with sharply convincing characters and dialogue that brought them vividly alive and attracted a wide readership.

When he entered the field of science fiction, he wrote high-concept stories that were crowded with action and suspense. Along with a handful of other innovatively imaginative writers, he helped lead the way in creating the Golden Age of Science Fiction and laying the foundation for the genre's continuing popularity and entertainment appeal.

Among his bestselling and classic speculative fiction trendsetters are Fear, Final Blackout, Ole Doc Methuselah, and his crowning epics, Battlefield Earth and the Mission Earth series, which together dominated American bestseller lists for 153 weeks.