Doc Savage Audiobook
The Desert Demons
by Will Murray and Lester Dent writing as Kenneth Robeson
Read by Michael McConnohie
The Desert Demons, one of the most intriguing posthumous collaborations between Doc Savage originator Lester Dent and his literary successor, Will Murray. While many of these novels are based on Lester’s concepts, almost half of The Desert Demons is the work of Dent himself!
It all begins in Los Angeles during the Summer of 1936—one of the hottest on record. California swelters, and weird clouds resembling rusty blobs of blood begin appearing in the sky like angry coagulations.
Worse, they drop down to earth unexpectedly and anything they envelop—whether made of flesh and bone or metal—turns into powdery salt. Death and destruction abound. To combat this unearthly threat, the Man of Bronze summons his men from all corners of the globe, and they rendezvous in Los Angeles to plot the strategy.
But someone has beat them to the punch. Doc’s adventurous cousin, Patricia, is first on the scene, and when she disappears—a reported victim of the Copper Clouds—the Man of Bronze goes on the warpath to get to the bottom of the blood-colored mystery.
This is Doc Savage at the height of his powers, confronting the unknown, backed up by his entire crew. Their investigations take them from the sound stages of Hollywood to the Florida Everglades, dodging danger all the way. It doesn't get any better—or any wilder—than The Desert Demons!
Michael McConnohie once again gives a commanding performance reading this enthralling thriller.
Chapter 1: Red Demons
Chapter 2: Man of Mystery
Chapter 3: Crimson Canister
Chapter 4: The Uncorking
Chapter 5: Vision in Vermillion
Chapter 6: Frightsome Old Man
Chapter 7: Terror in Neptune Field
Chapter 8: Two Men in a Jam
Chapter 9: Sudden Sam Flash
Chapter 10: Dash East
Chapter 11: Agitation
Chapter 12: The Lost One Returns
Chapter 13: Rampage in Red
Chapter 14: The Thing in the Sky
Chapter 15: Horror Over Hollywood
Chapter 16: Death in the Desert
Chapter 17: Stratosphere Storm
Chapter 18: Man Hunt
Chapter 19: The Elimination Process
Chapter 20: Trickery Trap
Chapter 21: ’Gator Hell
Chapter 22: Shootout at Neptune City
Will Murray is the author of over 60 novels in popular series ranging from The Destroyer to Mars Attacks. Collaborating posthumously with the legendary Lester Dent, he has written to date numerous Doc Savage novels, with Skull Island, Death’s Dark Domain, Desert Demons, Horror in Gold, and The Ice Genius among those now available. For National Public Radio, Murray adapted The Thousand-Headed Man for The Adventures of Doc Savage in 1985, and recently edited Doc Savage: The Lost Radio Scripts of Lester Dent for Moonstone Books. He is versed in all things pulp.
Michael McConnohie began reading at a very early age and developed a lifelong relationship with the written and spoken word. As an actor, he has appeared in soap operas, cartoons, prime-time TV, and on the stage. His audiobook narrations range from true crime to history, biography, science, self-help and poetry. He is an Earphones award winner for fiction.