Art Sippo Reviews "The Devil Genghis"
Review written and copyrighted by Dr. Art Sippo; used with permission
The Man of Bronze confronts his greatest enemy in The Devil Genghis, reprinted in Doc Savage, Volume 1! From the Arctic to the French Riviera, men begin to go mad and lash out at invisible opponents until they are either exhausted or physically restrained. Then Doc Savage on his way to play the violin and the clarinet in a charity concert is kidnapped! He escapes but discovers that whoever ordered the kidnapping wanted to bring him to Europe. Doc and his aides set sail for Europe to find out what was behind the plot to capture the Man of Bronze. Along the way they encounter danger and Renny falls victim to the invisible enemy madness. Meanwhile, the stunning and resourceful woman, Toni Lash joins up with Doc and his crew to solve the mystery. She is an exceptional woman and even Doc takes notice.
The trail leads to the Arctic and to the unthinkable. Is John Sunlight still alive? It was believed that he had been devoured by a polar bear months before. But unmistakably, Sunlight is alive and well and he is plotting again to conquer the world. Now under the title of "The Devil Genghis" he plans to create a world empire under his absolute rule. But this time instead of fighting Doc Savage, Sunlight will offer him a Faustian bargain. Can even Doc Savage refuse an offer to share dominion over the entire world?
John Sunlight is the greatest villain the Man of Bronze has ever faced. No other enemy had ever survived to confront Doc a second time. Sunlight is a man of great physical and mental powers with the indomitable will to survive death itself. Has Doc Savage finally met his match? Find all the answers to these troubling questions for $12.95 in Doc Savage, Volume 1 from Radio Archives!
Art Sippo discovered Doc Savage in 1965 from the Bantam reprint of "The Land of Terror" given to him by his Aunt Helen who read them as a nurse during World War II. He was hooked and continued to collect the reprints until Bantam completed the series in 1990. Doc Savage became the inspiration for Art's career in medicine and he earned his Masters In Public Health from Johns Hopkins specifically because that was Doc's alma mater. Art is board certified in Aerospace medicine and Occupational Medicine. He served for 36 years in uniform including 14 years in the reserves, 12 years as a flight surgeon and medical researcher on active duty in the US Army, and 10 years in the Ohio Army National Guard as a hospital commander and assistant state surgeon. He currently works as a Emergency Room Physician and Medical Consultant in southern Illinois. Art has written several short stories and articles on Doc Savage that have been published in magazines and books. His lovely wife Kathy is his muse and his editor.