by Joseph Rosenberger
|Death Merchant 01
The Death Merchant
|Even the Mafia
Masters he served feared the Death Merchant!
was not born to a life of crime and killing. The fateful circumstances
of his existence led him to become a master of murder, of cunning, of
disguise - of all the brutal knowledge needed to become undisputed top gun
of the strongest, vastest crime network in the history of the world.
Now, fresh from his latest hit, the Death
Merchant has been summoned to a top-echelon conference at a little
restaurant near Chicago's Loop.
Come inside and meet the Family...
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||It is an
incredible plan. Spawned by the demented leaders of the Knights of
Vigilance, Operation Overkill includes the assassination of the President of
the United States, the Vice President and other White House leaders.
It is to be a swift, violent and bloody overthrow of the government, with
the power shifting to a group of fanatical right wingers headed by the
billionaire industrialist, Cyrus Fletcher.
And nearly every facet of the plot is locked in
place. Top military figures are involved, operatives within the CIA
and FBI have those agencies rigged - and any other needs have been bought or
bribed by Fletcher and his Knights of Vigilance.
Only one man seems to be in the way, Richard
Camellion, the master of death, destruction and disguise...also known as the
Can he derail Fletcher's mad and murderous
plot before it's too late?!
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The Psychotron Plot
||It is a fiendish
Russian invention, specially designed to drive a man insane by blasting his
brainwaves and interfering with his body's electro-magnetic fields.
In testing the Psychotron the Russians destroy
the minds of 209 villagers of Bel Sida, a small Bedouin settlement in the
The Israelis are very concerned, realizing
that the weapon might very easily be aimed at them next.
Strategically, by using the Psychotron for telepathic hypnosis, the Russians
and Egyptians could annihilate Israel.
It's a mission for Richard Camellion, master
of disguise, deception and destruction - The Death Merchant!
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||For years he'd had
a working arrangement with death. He is the master of disguise,
deception and destruction - also known as the Death Merchant.
Now it's a race against time - with a deadline
of murder - because the head of Project Toro, the government's
program to put a space shuttle into operation before the end of the year,
has been kidnapped from Cape Kennedy. The CIA believes that the
Chinese are responsible. So do the Russians. Their top espionage
group, the GRU, is working with the Americans to find Dr. Goddard and the
secrets of his brilliant mind holds before it is too late for Western
The man who planned the ruthless project is
ex-Nazi General Hans Hugo Kronsleiter, who runs a "private" spy group for
Red China. Can he be prevented from taking Goddard out of the US to
Canada and then to China?
A job for the Death Merchant!
|Death Merchant 05
||A virus a thousand
times more deadly than smallpox, a virus able to kill millions of people
within a few hours.
It was developed by
Jean Pierre Duvessalines - the sadistic dictator of a Caribbean empire.
He has a cunning plan to enable him to rule the entire northern hemisphere.
He's going to trap Russia and the United States, using germ warfare as the
bait, and then watch them destroy each other. Next...
When the United States and Russia find out,
they send out an SOS for an antidote. The GRU sends Colonel Boris
Yushkik to head their section; the CIA, naturally, wants to find the best
man in the country to defeat the diabolical scheme. And fast!
But who? Who else but the master of death and deception, the expert at
extermination - The Death Merchant!
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The Albanian Connection
||The Death Merchant
becomes entangled in a deadly web, when he intercepts a Spider agent in
London, kills him, then takes his place. The master of disguise and
deception must use all of his skill to defeat Spider's plan to assemble
nuclear rockets at Falcon I - a base hidden deep inside a cave in the
treacherous North Albanian Alps. He must act quickly, because the
nazis who have formed Spider are ready - ready to demand German
reunification through the United Nations organization, and ready to destroy
Albania with nuclear weapons if their demands are not met!
The men at Falcon I are experts in death by
modern technology; they learned their trade at Peenemunde making rockets for
Hitler's conquest of the free world. Now they're trying again - with
only Richard Camellion between them and hellish success.
He is only one man - alone against a fiendish
plot - but he is the incredible Death Merchant!
The web grows tighter by the minute - the
Spider vs. the Death Merchant.
|Death Merchant 07
The Castro File
|A Battle for
Russians and the Cubans must be averted, and only the Death Merchant can
prevent it. Even the Central Intelligence Agency believes that our
hope for a free Western Hemisphere rests in Richard Camellion's hands.
He must keep Fidel Castro from being killed and replaced with an exact
double, a Russian agent who intends to deliver Cuba into the Kremlin's
The Russians want to use Cuba as
the main base for all revolutionary activity in South America, and Castro
refuses to go along with them. He's making peace overtures to the
United States and doesn't want to be held responsible for the violent
upheavals due in the south.
The plans were made. Richard Camellion
would enter Cuba under a Canadian passport, posing as a left-wing Castro
supporter. Then somehow, he would try to contact those who could help
him save Castro.
But if Camellion was caught by the Cuban Army
Intelligence - Castro's own men - who knew nothing of the scheme, he would
be as dead as if he were discovered by the GRU.
|Death Merchant 08
||...is not just an
ordinary nut. He is a business genius, a billionaire whose interests
include international oil and numerous manufacturing enterprises. He
is also a fervent spiritualist who has tried for years to make contact with
Lucifer, whom he is convinced is the real God of this world and the next.
Cleveland Winston Silvestter appoints himself
Lucifer's ambassador, with the full title of Ambassador of Emperor Lucifuge
Rofocale. His mission is to destroy the world - eliminate
civilization! No one will be spared but the ambassador and his
followers, the 200 members of New Dawn, who will be safe in an underground
city built on a giant ranch in Australia. He plans to annihilate
mankind by triggering an all-out nuclear war. Then Lucifer can take
First, the Israeli premier is killed by a
bomb. The Egyptians are blamed, of course. Next an attempt is
made on the life of the French premier. This time the Israelis are
suspected. Fidel Castro is almost assassinated. Who else but the
Americans would do such a thing? Then the CIA learns of a plot to kill
the President of the United States, and the GRU discovers a plot to kill
The two superpowers confer. They've
been watching Silvestter for a long time but have been unable to stop him.
Proof is needed, and there is only one man capable of smashing the fiendish
scheme before it's too late - another ambassador of annihilation, a man who,
like Satan himself, is a master of disguise and deception.
The Death Merchant and the Devil are
hell-bent on a collision course!
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The Laser War
their most recent war, the Israelis captured an Egyptian intelligence agent.
From him they learned that during World War II the Nazis had developed a
laser weapon with capabilities far in advance of even the most modern
designs. The Israelis want that weapon - all the nations of the world
Known as die brandwunde, a
test model is still in existence. Where? The Egyptian doesn't
know. All he knows is what a Nazi war criminal told him: that the
laser death ray machine is buried in the sands somewhere in northeast Libya.
Do the Russians know about the device? No, but the Libyan intelligence
service does! This means that the Libyan dictator and his boys are
also searching for die brandwunde.
Locating the superweapon is a job too big for
the Israelis to handle by themselves, and they turn to Uncle Sam. The
CIA. The Central Intelligence Agency calls in Richard Camellion, the
He is to find die brandwunde, dig it
up, and bring it out. Fast.
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The Mainline Plot
|The "H" Bomb!
||But this time "H"
means heroin, and a super-potent strain has been developed exclusively for
the US market. The North Korean Communists, who have refined this
sinister, one-shot-and-you're-hooked drug, intend to enslave a generation of
Wreck the youth of a nation
and you wreck its future. Simple. The plan is diabolical,
Can the Death Merchant concoct a special
strategy to counteract this fiendish plot? Can one man - however brave
and ingenious - hope to win against the combined might of the mafia and
the North Korean Reds?
Richard Camellion has an idea...and as the
master of death and deception, he specializes in the impossible.
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Camellion - I want him dead!
||A contract is out
on the Death Merchant. Salvatore Giordanno, Capomafia of the most
powerful New York family, knows it's a kill-or-be-killed situation - his
entire organization is at stake.
Richard Camellion is directing a bloody drama to ring the final curtain down
on organized crime - forever. He'll do it any way he can. He's
been given the green light by Washington. No combination of soldato
hit men can stop him. He's on the warpath...and ten times more
dangerous to the four families than an army of red-taped federal cops.
It's a mop-up and a wipeout scene in
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The KGB Frame
Camellion turns Double Agent
||The evidence is
indisputable: a tape, in his own voice, in his own words, which
incontrovertibly matches his voice print - and damns him eternally as an
agent for the Russians.
To make things
even more convincing, the KGB is prepared to sacrifice a valuable illegal
agent and nine other Soviet agents to guarantee that Camellion go to his
death as a traitor in the eyes of his countrymen.
The hunted target of both his colleagues and
his enemies, the Death Merchant becomes the object of the most intense and
desperate manhunt in the history of international espionage. Only one
outrageous, longshot risk can save him this time.
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The Mato Grosso Horror
||Deep in the
steaming jungle of Brazil, a secret enclave of ex-Nazi's worked feverishly
to perfect the ultimate biological warfare weapon. And somehow they
had reduced the Carajas Indians, a tribe of savage headhunters, into
By sheer chance, Hamosad -
Israeli Intelligence - in hot pursuit of German war criminals, stumbled upon
this bizarre collection of misfits. Recognizing their limitations,
they turned to the CIA, which called upon the services of the Death
Merchant, the only man capable of aborting the dream of future "Reich
Leading a small "anthropological" expedition
into the sweltering Mato Grosso, Richard Camellion knew that his chances of
survival diminished the deeper he penetrated the jungle. But even his
wildest imaginings could not prepare him for the blood-draining horrors that
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Vengeance of the Golden Hawk
initials stand for Vengeance of the Golden Hawk, an Arab terrorist
organization dedicated to the furtherance of the Palestinian cause...and the
elimination of Israel.
skyjacking, letterbombing, and every possible terrorist activity has been
used by the VGH. The Israelis have been repeatedly hit by the
fanatical campaign, and have been unable to penetrate the terrorist camp.
Now the VGH is assembling a rocket with an
atomic warhead, and plans to unleash the murderous weapon on Tel Aviv.
The rocket will kill every person in the city, and flatten the area into a
pile of radioactive rubble. It is only a question of time.
And Richard Camellion, The Death Merchant,
makes his very first move...into a Jordanian prison! His CIA contact
in Amman is murdered. It is to be Camellion's wildest and most
incredible race against time and disaster.
Can one man possibly succeed where nations
and armies have failed?
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The Iron Swastika Plot
German for The Spider. A deadly network of fanatic ex-Nazis.
Ever since the final defeat of Germany in 1945, Spider agents have been at
work building their secret organization. A vital part of their mission
has been to secure the treasures and monies accumulated by Hitler's
hierarchy, and hidden in all corners of the world.
The Spider is now attempting to snatch a huge
treasure in gold - $2 billion worth - from the Atlantic waters off
Argentina. Only four men are known to have the exact location.
One is dead. A second has disappeared.
Enter the Death Merchant, Richard Camellion,
A meeting in Vienna with one of the two
survivors. Maria-Theresian Plaza. A beautiful park, as only the
Austrians could design it. Gay, green, and full of sunshine and life.
Until the Death Merchant and six Spider agents turn it into a
bullet-spattered slaughter ground.
Only one man would walk away...with a last
Would the Spider be waiting?
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Invasion of the Colnes
Merchant vs. Five Death Merchants!
Camellion, The Death Merchant, is sent to an African country by the CIA to
investigate cloning he is captured! The mad scientist, Dr. Lewellyn,
has perfected the art of cloning - making carbon copies of people by using
their body cells. He and Garbu, the dictator, who are creating an army
of clones to invade wealthy South Africa, come up with a novel idea.
Clone the Death Merchant! Duplicate the
one-man army, Richard Camellion, a thousand times.
In a stunning finale, Camellion must do
battle against five of his exact replicas. The whole of Africa may be
changed by the outcome.
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The Zemlya Expidition
||When the Russians
build an experimental undersea city in the Arctic Ocean the Americans want
to know what it's about - for the nation that can control the sea today can
control the world tomorrow!
man capable of such a mission is the Death Merchant. He must
infiltrate Zemlya One (guarded by the infamous KGB security boss Colonel Vershemsky), get the information, and escape - taking with him the
Russian-born CIA contact living on Z-1.
One man against a Russian city! No
small wonder that the Death Merchant considers this his most dangerous
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Nightmare in Algeria
|Blood Sons of
||Leaders of the
Black Avengers, an Afro-American liberation terrorist group, are granted
political asylum in Algeria and form an alliance with the Blood Sons of
Allah, a vicious Palestinian terrorist organization. Together they
plot to kill the US Secretary of State, the President of the US, and the
President of Egypt.
Could this be the
start of World War III?
There are two informants among the Sons of
Allah - one feeding information to the Soviets, the other to the CIA.
Will the informants' leak prevent this catastrophe?
Enter the Death Merchant, Richard Camellion,
courtesy of the CIA. His assignment: kill the leaders of the Black
Avengers and the fanatical directors of the Blood Sons of Allah.
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||That's what "The
Sons and Daughters of the Stars and Stripes" have conceived and made.
A Bicentennial fete of terrorism plotted by extreme right wingers.
Three A-Bombs have been planted in three American cities. Which
cities? That's what the FBI and the CIA need to know.
Richard Camellion, the Death Merchant, is the
one man capable of doing the job: locating the bombs, preventing their
detonation, and then eliminating the eliminators. Camellion is the
USA's secret superbomb!
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Hell in Hindu Land
espionage reports have been pouring into the CIA. It seems that there
is a mysterious, secret room in a Buddhist monastery in India - a room that
contains secrets "from the stars". Rumors include mention of ancient
astronauts, and of a "bio-plasm" force that can defy gravity! Other
intelligence tells of a "psychotronic generator" that can harness the energy
of the human mind.
The Pentagon is
concerned because Soviet KGB boss, Major Kondrashev has discovered the
location. The CIA cannot afford to ignore this report, no matter how
bizarre it sounds. If only partly true, the potential value of these
ideas to a world power like Russia could be disastrous to the USA...possibly
the free world.
Another mission for Richard Camellion, the
Join him as he battles his old nemesis, the
KGB, and the deadly Indian tribesmen of Raj-mahal to locate the secret room
- and prevent the vital information from becoming an enemy weapon.
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The Pole Star Secret
|Weather or Not
Colonel Vladimir Kondrashev (a CIA agent inside the KGB), the Soviets have
set up a secret base at the North Pole to study weather control. If
the Russians could alter climactic patterns - to turn the Middle West,
America's breadbasket, into a desert - they could create financial and then
Kondrashev has also
reported rumors of a "lost land" somewhere close to the North Pole!
The man for the job? The Death
Merchant. His mission? Stop the Russian weather experiments!
Find the "lost land"! But do it by not starting World War III!
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The Kondrashev Chase
|The Chase is
||The KGB has
finally gotten wise to the fact that a double agent is in its midst, and
Colonel Vladimir Kondrashev - CIA code name "Steel Ball" - is that man.
So far he has been very clever, escaping from the Soviet Union before being
arrested and taking with him the names of all the control agents in Europe,
South America, and the United States.
The CIA is certain that "Steel Ball" is somewhere in Eastern Europe.
But where? They know he will stay clear of American and British
embassies because they are being watched by the KGB, as well as the
intelligence services of other East European communist nations. The
next step? The CIA sends the Death Merchant, Richard Camellion, to
find this double defector and somehow get him into the US.
Join the Death Merchant as he battles through
Europe - from East Germany to Czechoslovakia, then back to Communist
Germany. He's a one man army against the Russian KGB, the East German
SSD, and the Czech SNB. It's a deadly job, but he's done it before!
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The Budapest Action
|Stop the World
||The United States
Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has received information that Hungarian
scientists are working on a new weapon, NK-hk-4, a powerful hallucinogen gas
that, if dispersed within a city, could neutralize the entire population for
as long as two weeks. The advantage of this super-weapon is that it
would leave all buildings, hardware, and commercial facilities intact.
The DIA has only been able to get two leads: the
hallucinogen gas has almost been perfected, and the project is under
the directorship of Imre Maleter, a top Hungarian biochemist.
Do the Russians know what we know? Will
the KGB get to NK-hk-4 before we do?
Join Richard Camellion, the Death Merchant,
as he fights his way through Budapest, determined to get to Karolyi Castle
in the Bakony Mountains, where the gas is being developed. He's racing
against the Russians, in search of the formula that could immobilize the
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The Kronos Plot
(Cuban Action), a CIA-backed anti-Castro organization, has learned that
Fidel Castro and his military intelligence apparatus, the DGI, have hatched
up a deadly scheme involving the Panama Canal.
The CIA investigates and finds out that the
Cuban code name for the operation is Kronos. The plot: Castro
is planning to blow up two ocean-going vessels in the main locks and destroy
the Panama Canal with tons of high explosives. They are worried
because Cuban Intelligence, as a result of 'de-Castroization" is under the
firm control of the Soviet Union. This means that the Kronos plot has
the stamp of approval of the KGB!
Join Richard Camellion, the Death Merchant,
as he fights his way through Panama, battling not only the Cuban secret
police, but agents of the Panamanian National Department of Investigation as
well. It's a plot spawned in hell! The Death Merchant knows what
he must do - smash the Kronos plot before the canal is destroyed!
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The Enigma Project
||Noah's Ark, of
biblical legend, has been reported to be located on the top of fourteen
thousand foot Mt. Ararat, the towering mountain in Turkey that overlooks the
Soviet Union. A biblical group wants to investigate and the CIA thinks
that's just fine!
Enter the Death
Merchant. His job - go as a member of the Grundy Bible Institute and
bring back photographs of the entire Soviet border sector with details of
any secret installations. There's just one complication: The wily
Turks have allowed a Russian expedition to climb at the same time.
In the race up Ararat to the Ark the Death
Merchant matches wits and brawn against the entire Soviet team making the
forty-day flood of history seem dry!
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The Mexican Hit
||Mexico has a new,
sure-fire import: drugs. The marijuana that once came into the US by
the kilo now travels by the ton. Ninety percent of the heroin arriving
in America is the distinctive brown variety known as Mexican Mud.
The Mexican government once ignored this.
But the various revolutionary groups have now merged under the banner of the
23rd of September Communist League and are armed with American weapons.
Their financing? Simple. They sell drugs to Americans in return
for weapons. Automatic weapons.
The Federales appeal to Washington and there
is only one man for the job: Richard Camellion, the Death Merchant. An
easy mission - merely halting the entire drug traffic across the border and
preventing a bloody and ruthless revolution.
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The Surinam Affair
Security Agency (NSA) has a new, very powerful spy satellite - WINK-EYE-1.
Its one purpose is to keep track of Soviet and Chinese missile sites, but
something goes wrong and WINK-EYE-1 begins flying over the United States
photographing United States missile sites!
When the satellite goes off course and crashes
in the jungle of Surinam, a tiny country in northern South America, there's
only one man NSA will send to find it - Richard Camellion, the Death
His mission - to destroy WINK-EYE-1, the
film, and anyone who gets in his way, before the Soviets get to it, and
to save the United States from nuclear destruction!
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|Green is for
||The United Red
Army, a terrorist organization operating in Japan, has dedicated itself to a
world-wide revolutionary war in which the "exploited" masses of Asia,
Africa, and Latin America will rise in concerted rebellion against their own
governments and US "imperialism".
order to plunge the world into turmoil and set nation against nation, the
URA plans to assassinate key international figures and blow up their
embassies. Then the Kompei, the Japanese intelligence service, learns
that the URA also plans to assassinate the President of the Philippines and
the Emperor of Japan, and blame the murders on the CIA!
Only one man can stop the insidious world
revolution - Richard Camellion. Ordered to smash the Red Army
completely, the Death Merchant dips into his bag of deadly tricks to save
the United States - and the world - from the ultimate disaster!
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|The Germ of an
Idea that Means Death!
||The CIA has
learned that the Russians have developed a deadly influenza strain
discovered by a certain Dr. L. in a secret laboratory in the coastal city of
Yalta, on the Black sea. Mad Commie scientists are working night and
day to "marry" the new strain to the more common, more easily spreadable
viruses, giving them the power of life and death over the entire world.
While the CIA knows all this, they are helpless to halt the invasion of
The question: Who is the one man
capable of stopping this hideous epidemic before it even gets started?
The answer: Richard Camellion, the Death Merchant. His job: Find the
secret laboratory somewhere in the Crimea, destroy the formula - and make
sure no one remains alive who can recreate it in the future!
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The Shambhala Strike
there have been rumors of an extensive complex of caverns existing under
Tibet, Bhutan, Mongolia, and Kurdistan. And no one, so rumor has it,
is allowed to enter these secret caves except worshippers of evil.
Rumor? Perhaps. But there are those who will swear to the
existence of a fabulous subterranean metropolis called Shambhala, ruled by
Rigden-Jyo-Po, "King of the World", and the untold wealth it contains.
The CIA knows that the Red Chinese and the
Russians are trying to find it. Obviously the CIA must acknowledge
these rumors, and get there first. But without openly involving the
US, how can they get an expedition started?
There's only one man who can handle anything
of that magnitude with the necessary subtlety - Richard Camellion, the Death
Merchant. And so, along with Vallie West, an old CIA pro, Camellion
begins one of the most eerie - and deadly - adventures of his career.
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||The US has just
learned that an American planeload of vacationers has gone down off the
coast of North Korea, en route to South Korea. Among the survivors
picked up by the North Koreans are Dr. Douglas Hausheer and his wife.
What the North Koreans don't know - yet - is that Dr. Hausheer is a top
secret scientist working on Operation Thunderbolt, an ultrasonic bomb.
Question: What will happen when the North
Koreans find out what a valuable catch they have fished up from the sea?
Answer: If the information stored in Dr. Hausheer's head falls into the
wrong hands, it might mean disaster to the US - possibly to the rest of the
The CIA knows that only one man can nip the
impending holocaust in the bud: Richard Camellion, the Death Merchant.
His job: Get the Hausheers out of North Korea before either one is forced to
talk - or kill them both!
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Camellion - The Ultimate Target...
||Someone is after
the Death Merchant! Somehow, his cover has been blown; his disguises
penetrated; his multiple identities exposed. He has become the hunted
instead of the hunter. Richard Camellion is fighting for his life!
His enemies are legion, but so far no one has
been able to tie the feared and hated "Death Merchant" to private citizen
Richard Camellion. Except that someone did. And that
someone seems to be in three different places at once, to have a hundred
eyes, and be as well trained in firearms, Oriental martial arts, poisons and
electronics as Camellion himself...someone who thinks like the Death
Merchant, and is always one step ahead of him - or behind him...
But the Death Merchant's true identity is
known only to a carefully selected few. And that means that someone
Camellion knows has betrayed him.
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|Oil for the
Lamps of Death...
||A group of giant
European companies have formed "Council Six", a highly secret organization
that is plotting to smash OPEC, the Arab oil cartel. Europe imports
most of her oil and is, in short, at the mercy of the Arabs. Their
plan: sabotage the Alaskan pipeline and make it look like the work of OPEC -
in the hope that the US will take drastic military action against them,
thereby destroying OPEC. The US knows how devastating disruption of
the Alaskan oil flow would be. But even more devastating would be a
war with the Arab states.
Only one man
is crafty enough to infiltrate the deadly "Council Six" and prevent an
international slaughter. That man is Richard Camellion, the Death
Merchant - man of a thousand faces, whose trigger finger is as quick as his
computer mind. But "Council Six" is diabolically clever - and this
time Camellion may have met his match...
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|World war II
is Over - or is it?...
||In the remote
frozen wastes of the North Pole region, just north of Siberia, lies Wrangel
Island - remote, perhaps; but close enough to the United States to cause the
CIA and other intelligence agencies some concern. For, they learn
through "spy" satellites, the island is peopled by Soviet scientists under
the direction of the KGB. There, the Russians are still holding World
War II prisoners long ago listed as killed in action - but actually the
subjects of inhuman medical and scientific experiments.
When the Russians begin building an enormous
complex that appears to be not only a radar station but a sophisticated
weather experimental base, this can only mean trouble for the free world.
In a worried washington, the decision is
made: Wrangel Island must be destroyed. But how? And by whom?
The choice is unanimous. The Death Merchant - Richard Camellion - is
elected to plan and execute the vital mission.
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Massacre in Rome
- or Ghost Hunter?
||Normally, the CIA
pays little attention to mystics and other exponents of the psychic arts.
But Maria Gondozatti, a simple woman living in Rome, has been making
predictions about world events that have turned out to be frighteningly
accurate. Where, and how, does she get her information? The CIA
Office of Science & Technology refuses to believe the answer lies in the
supernatural, and plan to have one of their "front" organizations
investigate her. But before their parapsychologists can get to Rome,
the Red Brigade revolutionaries kidnap her.
One man knows where the Red Brigade is hiding
her, but he's a triple agent selling information to the highest bidder.
The CIA has got to find Gondozatti first, and strike out against the Red
Brigade at the same time.
Richard Camellion is the only man for the
job. The Death Merchant's orders: Find Maria Gondozatti, and settle
the Red Brigade's hash once and for all - at any cost!
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The Cosmic Reality Kill
||The Cosmic Reality
Church, a powerful religious cult that has overrun the United States, is
brainwashing impressionable kids and teaching them not only to blindly obey
their madman-leader, the self-ordained Reverend Hannibal Frimm, but to
believe that all who do not support their church are the enemy. And
according to "His Oneness and Onlyness", enemies of the church must die.
Toward that end the "Frimmies", literally brainwashed by North Korean
methods of mind-murder, are being secretly trained in karate, sophisticated
firearms, and explosives.
outspoken enemy of the cult is Everett Padden, a dedicated deprogrammer of
misguided children and Camellion's old friend. When Padden is brutally
murdered, the Death Merchant, with the help of a young, off-duty CIA agent,
infiltrates the cult. His job: smash and destroy the dangerous,
maniacal Reverend Frimm and save the children from the evil of the
self-serving, self-styled savior.
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The Bermuda Triangle Action
||Ever since 1945,
the Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI) has been interested in the Bermuda
Triangle. That's when five TBM Avenger torpedo bombers vanished off
the coast of Fort Lauderdale, Florida - without a trace. Then there
was the Martin flying boat that went in search of the five planes. It
But despite the wild
rumors about the Bermuda Triangle, the ONI didn't take any action...until
the Kingfisher, a US diesel submarine, was reported missing - 310 nautical
miles south of Puerto Rico. And then came the CIA report that the
Cubans and the Russians were building a secret underwater base south of
That's when the ONI summoned Richard
Camellion to execute the most dangerous underwater mission ever assigned to
a single man. His job is to locate and destroy the Russo-Cuban
underwater complex - and then the ONI will see whether the strange
disappearances in the Bermuda Triangle come to an end...
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The Burning Blue Death
|Trial by Fire
||FACT: There is a
weird phenomenon known to medical science as Spontaneous Human Combustion.
Called SHC, it is a conflagration of the human body that occurs instantly,
often generating such fantastic heat that the entire body of the victim is
reduced to a few pounds of ashes within minutes.
When US Senator James Franklin Wilder is burned
to death; when several months later a scientist goes up in smoke, with no
explanation; when a key government employee in West Germany bursts into
flames, and there is no official comment; when in eight months, twelve
people, all connected to high government posts spontaneously combust, the
Scientific Research Division of the CIA becomes concerned.
Richard Camellion, The Death Merchant, is
sent in to find out the who, what, and why of the Spontaneous
Human Combustion deaths...and he begins by placing a series of
advertisements in newspapers around the world - an act that sets off a
resounding chain reaction with deadly international implications.
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The Fourth Reich
The Brotherhood: A dangerous spy and
terrorist network, headquartered in an ancient castle in Scotland, financed
by English and Scottish Nazi sympathizers. Its neo-Nazi tentacles have
spread throughout Europe, the United States, and South America and have even
penetrated the East German and Polish governments.
The British Military Intelligence, the Federal
Intelligence Service of West Germany, and the CIA have not been able to stop
the Brotherhood's insidious plotting.
By the time Camellion is called in, it's
almost too late and the plot too complex. Camellion's mission is to
simply stop World War III! The atom bomb that will trigger a
confrontation between the Arabs and the Jews is already enroute to its
destination. And the Cuban assassin - programmed to kill the President
of the United States - has already entered the country...
|Death Merchant 40
|Lost in Time
||In October 1943,
the US Navy engaged in an experiment in electronic camouflage. Navy
scientists reportedly made the USS Eldridge disappear from the Philadelphia
Naval Yard and within seconds reappear at the Navy base in Norfolk,
What happened to the men
aboard that ship and how this incredible feat was activated was a well
guarded secret...until the entire file turned up missing.
Camellion's mission is to find out if the KGB
has stolen one of Big Uncle's most important secrets. But their
perfect spy - governed by mind control - is diabolically clever, and this
time Camellion may have met his match.
|Death Merchant 41
It's The Kiss Of Death
||A worried CIA and
a frustrated SIS, the British Secret Intelligence Service, are up in arms -
and it's no wonder. The rate someone's smuggling weapons into Northern
Ireland has tripled - the supply is endless, and the IRA won't stop its
merciless bombing and killing.
call on the best undercover man around, Richard Camellion, master of
Operating as a photojournalist, the Death
Merchant infiltrates Ulster's arms smuggling rackets, hangs out in Irish
pubs and finds out who's been slipping what to whom. The answers come
fast and furious - it's the KGB, it's the PLO, it's even underground
operations in the US. And their agents are on to Camellion's cover.
His number's up. It's just a matter of who gets to him first - and how
|Death Merchant 42
High Command Murder
||A retired French
postal worker reveals that he helped a group of Americans and Frenchmen bury
100 boxes of Hitler's gold in Brittany at the close of World War II.
He's murdered before he can tell where, and the CIA calls in Camellion.
It seems that some of the Americans were on
General Patton's staff. Did Patton know about the gold heist, and was
he killed before he could blow the whistle?
Working with deep-cover CIA agents and
closely in league with French terrorist groups on the trail of the gold,
it's up to Camellion to double-cross the terrorists - and get the gold
before they get him. But destruction and violence bombard his every
move, and the master of disguise could soon wear the mask of death.
|Death Merchant 43
The Devil's Trashcan
||FACT: The Devil's
Trashcan is the nickname of Lake Toplitz in the Dead Mountains of Austria.
At the end of World War II, eyewitnesses observed the SS dumping metal cases
and boxes into the lake - boxes filled with Nazi secrets that today could
expose world leaders as former Nazi collaborators. People have been
searching for those secrets ever since. Most of the people are dead.
When the CIA and the BND - West German
Intelligence - attempt to lure ODESSA, the worldwide organization of ex-SS
men, into the open, they use the Death Merchant as a decoy.
Richard Camellion is placed in charge of the
"Cologne Historical Society" expedition that will probe the depths of the
deadly lake with modern underwater devices. Camellion knows ODESSA
will sink to any level to protect the Nazi secrets buried in the mud.
Will Camellion be able to swim out alive or end up as just another dead
|Death Merchant 44
Island of the Damned
||On a far-off,
half-forgotten Hawaiian island, Russian scientists are hard at work,
secretly perfecting an ingenious but lethal device: the BioMemory Scanner.
With this devastating mechanism at their command, the Soviets plan to monitor
not only the mental activity of everyone alive today, but also of anyone who
has ever existed!
With the Russians a
hairsbreadth away from universal domination, even Camellion, the most
efficient crime demolisher of all time, has to think twice. Can he
infiltrate and destroy a scientific stronghold of professionals who are
determined to let absolutely nothing stop them from taking over the
|Death Merchant 45
The Rim of Fire Conspiracy
investigation by US scientists reveals a string of nuclear devices buried
deep below the ocean floor - coincidentally right in line with the area most
susceptible to both earthquakes and volcanoes: The Rim of Fire!
Only the Russians could have implemented such a
terrifying strategy capable of destroying the entire United States - and
more! The CIA is called in, then NASA. Finally, as the tension
stretches into panic, Camellion is offered the job.
Can one man alone outwit the most
far-reaching Soviet death game yet? No one dares even think about the
|Death Merchant 46
||It looks like a
straightforward - if bloody - black terrorist rebellion: Southwest Africa
demanding freedom from its neighbor, South Africa. Sam Nujoma is the
intelligent, well-educated leader of Southwest Africa, seemingly so devoted
to his cause that no one would guess he's a direct link to the KGB, that in
fact the Soviet Union is entirely responsible for the revolution.
The CIA has it figured out, though, and they
want the Russians' pet project snuffed. Kill Nujoma and Markevski, his
KGB contact, and the scheme will collapse. This has so far proved
Desperate, the CIA calls in the Death
Merchant. His orders: kill two men no one has been able even to get
close to. Yet.
|Death Merchant 47
|Out of Orbit
Intelligence suddenly comes in with a shocking report that the Soviets have
launched a new satellite, Voktok-1, a test version of a satellite armed with
lasers far superior to anything the US has ever produced.
With lightning speed, US scientists develop a
system to override the Russian frequency and gain control over Voktok-1,
planning to bring the sucker down over the ocean.
The problem becomes a crisis when Voktok-1
lands in Indonesia, an island that shows every intention of keeping and
using its lucky find.
The race is on. Either the KGB nabs the
satellite first, or Richard Camellion - the slickest, cruelest saboteur in
the business - beats them to it. Or the Indonesians pull a fast one,
and surprise everybody...
|Death Merchant 48
The Psionics War
||A psionics expert,
Dr. Wayne Davis, has put the final touches on a devastating piece of
equipment capable of revolutionizing US military strategy through the use of
mind control and destruction. The CIA has had its eye on Davis for
years, and eagerly invites him to New York to reveal his research. As
an extra precaution, the Death Merchant is asked to meet Davis at the
Neither man makes it to the
rendezvous. They vanish into the hands of the KGB. The Soviets
know a good thing when they see one, and they're all set to import Davis and
his instrument of terror into their own country. And Richard Camellion
- the only man who could do anything about it is out of commission...
|Death Merchant 49
Night of the Peacock
brews in Yemen, a small embittered country in the heart of the explosive
Qahtan Al Shaabi is the
muscle behind Yemen, a charismatic brute with a powerful following of
fanatical Arabs. Devil-worshippers - 35,000 of them. No piece of
cake even for the Death Merchant.
The CIA wants Shaabi out of the picture for
reasons of their own. It's the kind of job only Camellion would dare
take a stab at - and even he's not sure it's such a smart idea...
|Death Merchant 50
The Hellbomb Theft
Scientists call them ADM's -
atomic demolition munitions. The CIA calls them "Little A's".
Whatever they're called, everyone knows these small, easily-concealed atom
bombs are the most dangerous weapons on earth.
And two have been stolen.
They're headed into the treacherous hands of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi, a
crazed Muslim fanatic bent on destroying Israel and becoming King of the
Arab world. With a couple of Little A's to play with, Qaddafi won't
have any trouble bringing the rest of the world to its knees.
For the sake of global survival
Camellion must overturn one of the most effective power schemes of the
decade - faster than he's ever worked before!
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The Inca File
||In the deepest
heart of the Andes mountains, surrounded by the thick dark jungles of Peru
lie the ancient medical secrets of the Incas. The Soviets send in a
mission to get their thieving hands on this priceless information, new drugs
with the capacity to increase Soviet world power one hundred percent.
The CIA hears of the Russian expedition and
sends out its own team to investigate, a team that vanishes without a trace.
It becomes frighteningly clear this is no ordinary crisis - it's time for
the Death Merchant to go into action, the kind of unparalleled destruction
no one is ever prepared for.
|Death Merchant 52
The Flight of the Phoenix
|A Sky that
||As the Phoenix
X-2, an incredible cargo carrier that will change the face of the twentieth
century, nears completion in Great Britain, a strange series of deaths and
accidents escalate into a vile and mysterious pattern. Camellion isn't
one to believe in coincidence. If there's anything illicit behind this
X-2 operation he'll root it out and tear it apart.
The Phoenix X-2 is scheduled to make her maiden
voyage, stopping at each major urban center across the globe. It's a
perfect opportunity for sabotage - unless the Death Merchant can weave
together all the clues and deliver a show stopping surprise...
|Death Merchant 53
The Judas Scrolls
archeologist discovers twenty-seven ancient scrolls in the west Bank of
Jordan. The scrolls, written by none other than Judas Iscariot,
contain information so devastating it could bring the Vatican to its knees.
Then the Palestine Resistance League steals the
valuable scrolls and offers them to the highest bidder - Russia or the
Vatican. Price: $30 million. But then the scrolls are stolen
This deadly game of hide and seek could
undermine the entire Christian world. Only the Death Merchant, master
of cunning and disguise, can stop it. He must penetrate the enemy
dragnet and find the scrolls before the Russians do. But now the hard
part - even Camellion's not so sure he can get out of this death trap alive.
|Death Merchant 54
||VXB-2L6 - it's the
most deadly nerve gas ever invented. In the hands of Colonel Muammar
Qaddafi it could spell death for millions of Americans.
The mad Muslim strongman has sent a crack team
of Libyan terrorists and East German spies to America to carry out his plan:
the poisoning of the atmosphere above the east coast of the US. If the
scheme succeeds there will be twenty-five million corpses - from New York to
the nation's capitol - and the world will rock as World War III breaks out.
Only Richard Camellion stands to stop
Qaddafi's lust for blood - but the Death Merchant's search and destroy
mission is turning into a deadly game of cat and mouse with the terrorist
|Death Merchant 55
Slaughter in El Salvador
||The tiny Central
American nation of El Salvador becomes a seething cauldron of blood as right
wing death squads and leftist guerrillas engage in brutal warfare.
Civilians die by the thousands and the fragile pro-Western government
teeters on the brink of collapse.
turmoil is an opportunity for Moscow - and a deadly challenge for the Death
Merchant. Wanting neither a Moscow stooge or a bloody dictator in
power, the US assigns Richard Camellion to terminate the crazed leaders of
each extremist faction.
Luck won't be enough, the Death Merchant will
need all the firepower he can get - because his mission will put him in the
middle of a jungle holocaust.
|Death Merchant 56
||"With the help of
Allah," a handful of fanatic Afghanistan freedom fighters plan an all-out
attack on the Soviet high command in the mountain city of Kabul. But
the odds are staggering: The Russians have twenty thousand crack troops and
the most sophisticated weaponry; the rebels are poorly organized, and still
depend on knives for fighting and carrier pigeons for communication.
Everyone, including the rebels, thinks that the attack will probably be a
suicide mission. Even the Death Merchant has his doubts.
But the CIA needs Richard Camellion to get two
key Western spies out of the Soviet-controlled Central Prison in Kabul, a
hellhole of inhuman slaughter and torture. Only the Death Merchant
could attempt such a daring rescue, but even he'll have to use more than
just his great cunning and deadly firepower to pull this one off.
|Death Merchant 57
The Romanian Operation
but treacherous mountains of Romania become a deadly arena of intrigue.
RSBK head, General Ion Gheorghe Constantriescu, wants to defect to the
United States, and only the Death Merchant can get him out of the isolated
Soviet bloc country. Two minor obstacles, however:
Constantriescu will only leave Romania with his wife, a fiercely loyal
Russian KGB agent assigned to spy on her husband. And the General's
organization is doing its damndest to capture the Death Merchant.
Chances for success are extremely slim, like
"trying to get the toothpaste back into the tube", as Camellion assesses the
situation. But with a little help from a handful of Romanian freedom
fighters, a monastery of Jesuit priests, a top-secret aircraft, and a deadly
arsenal of weapons, the master of cunning and disguise plots an
extraordinary kidnapping and escape.
|Death Merchant 58
The Silicon Valley Connection
||GA-1 - Yankee
ingenuity has triumphed again, creating a revolutionary supercomputer and
missile guidance system. But in the hands of the Russians, the
computer could spell Armageddon for the free world.
A specially trained group of KGB agents has
managed to pull off a daring midday kidnapping of the inventor of the GA-1,
Br. Burl Martin, from near his laboratory in California's famed "Silicon
Valley". Aided by a slick and ruthless motorcycle gang, Satan's
Gentlemen, who "make the Hell's Angels look like Boy Scouts," the KGB plans
to bring Martin to a Soviet submarine waiting off the Pacific coast.
The CIA is short on time, and even shorter on clues.
Only Richard Camellion stands to bring the
scientist back alive. But even the Death Merchant will have to use
more than just his great cunning and awesome firepower to win at this deadly
game of cat and mouse.
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The Burma Probe
|Brink of Disaster
||Deep in the heart
of Burma's thickest jungle lies the deadliest military secret of modern
history. After generations of strategic planning, the Red Chinese have
grasped the vital key to world power. In a desperate, zero-hour
maneuver the Death Merchant is given the go-ahead. Infiltrate.
Never before has Richard
Camellion encountered such brilliant defense. No loopholes, no missing
links. The Death Merchant is slam up against terror on a scale far
beyond the imagination of the average citizen, locked into a global game he
knows will have only one winner...
|Death Merchant 60
The Methuselah Factor
The CIA and the KGB
want the DNA from the BND...and
they'll stop at nothing to get it.
West German scientists have just discovered a
way to slow the aging process in man. A fountain of youth for those
who possess it; a cauldron of death for those who don't.
When a corrupt double agent leaks the info to
both sides, the race is on. Moscow dispatches an elite squad of expert
assassins. Washington sends Camellion, the Death Merchant.
Mercenary master of munitions, masks, and
mayhem, Richard Camellion turns the autobahn into a battleground; gives both
the Germans and the Russians a lesson in blitzkrieg on his way to capturing
The Methuselah Factor.
|Death Merchant 61
The Bulgarian Termination
Secret Service is offering a unique foreign exchange program.
Communists from all over the world can earn their Ph.D.'s in Assassination
and Terrorism, courtesy of the KGB.
US Secret Service is anxious to liquidate the assassin's academy before its
graduates are unleashed upon an unsuspecting free world. They dispatch
Richard Camellion, American ambassador of annihilation, the Death Merchant.
In a race against the clock, the Death
Merchant must dig deep into his bag of deadly tricks to abort the burgeoning
evil and destroy the Bulgarian hydra...permanently.
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The Soul Search Project
|Face to Face -
Hate to Hate!
||The KGB has
kidnapped Cecil Montrose, an American professor whose electronic experiments
may yield a means to contact spirits of the dead. The KGB has its own
use for the professor. Richard Camellion, the Death Merchant, has got
a job: pry Montrose loose from the Reds - by any means that work.
It's a cross-country dance of ambush and attack.
The Reds have a head start and Camellion has no time to spare. He's a
whirling dervish of destruction as he leads a top-notch kill team on a
crusade to crack the KGB's cover. This time he'll use every gruesome
tool of his trade to exile the Reds - from the USA to the Land of the Dead!
|Death Merchant 63
The Pakistan Mission
|Kill or Be
The Russian Spetnaz - even the
CIA feared them. The Spetnaz were nothing less than special
assassin-commandoes trained in terror; marauders skilled in sabotage.
Now US Intelligence has
discovered a seething Spetnaz base secreted in the rugged mountains of
occupied Afghanistan. Poised to ravage unsuspecting Pakistan, only
thirty miles to the south, the Spetnaz will spearhead a brutal Russian drive
to isolate the crucial oil fields of Saudi Arabia, and bring the
oil-dependant West to its knees!
Only a miracle can strangle the
impending invasion - or a master of mayhem named Richard Camellion, the
Death Merchant. He must rouse the troubled Pathan tribe of Pakistan to
dare the impossible: a furtive thrust through the death-drenched Afghan
frontier to surprise the Soviets and raze the savage Spetnaz base to the
|Death Merchant 64
The Atlantean Horror
|Ice Cold Hell
Veliki - a Russian missile base.
Loosely translated its name means friendship. To America it could
mean World War III.
Now an amazing energy converter
is being studied by top American scientists. Its origin and
composition, a mystery. Its power for destruction, awesome.
Underlying its dread presence in the world is a prediction of nuclear
holocaust that dates back to the ancient, lost city of Atlantis. The
Russians will stop at nothing to get their hands on it.
But America's got another weapon
of destruction that gives it a cold, hard, deadly edge: Richard Camellion,
the Death Merchant. He will lead an assassination squad on a
blood-soaked mission into frozen Antarctica that will leave America's
enemies wishing they had never been born - or lived long enough to face the
|Death Merchant 65
Mission Deadly Snow
the rich canopy of the Colombian jungle is the nerve center of the world's
largest drug operation. And right now twenty thousand kilos of cocaine
are being processed for shipment to Havana - to be used as a weapon of
subversion against the US.
to put a stop to the plan, the CIA has established a base in Peru. But
Richard Camellion isn't satisfied with that. For behind the cocaine,
backed by the whole might of the KGB, stands a man whose name is whispered
in fear, a shadowy legend. And the chance to seek out and destroy his
archenemy El Cobra is more than a challenge. For the Death Merchant
it's a sacred mission...
|Death Merchant 66
The Cobra Chase
||His code name is
Cobra. Behind him lies a long, bloody trail of violence and
assassination. Before him is a sinister rendezvous with the KGB.
For the Russians have developed the ultimate weapon of subversion - a
ferocious AIDS-like virus targeted at America's heartland.
But the CIA has a one-man antidote: Richard
Camellion. Determined to stop his old nemesis, he will lead an
international killing team on a break-neck, blood-soaked chase across
Western Europe to deliver his own cure for commie terror: sudden, violent
|Death Merchant 67
Escape from Gulag Taria
||Deep in the frozen
wastelands of Siberia, in an impregnable hospital fortress, a would-be
defector with a powerful secret is being held prisoner. He is a Soviet
physicist whose work in weather control could give the Cold War a whole new
twist. The CIA's problem: how to kidnap him from a psychiatric staff
of Soviet sadists and KGB killers. The answer: Richard Camellion.
Who else in their right mind would lead a ragtag band of fanatic dissidents
against the whole of Mother Russia and find a deadly mission the perfect
chance to go a little crazy?
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The Hindu Trinity Caper
||PAL - Permissive
Action Link: the President's "trigger" to the detonation of all US nuclear
warheads. Four have vanished from a high security government lab.
Now, somewhere in India, a renegade communist spy plans to give the KGB the
key to America's atomic arsenal!
Richard Camellion. Posing as a harmless tourist, he leads a team of
special agents on a blood-soaked manhunt from the back alleys of Delhi to
the Holy Temples of Kashmir...toward an explosive showdown that will leave
Uncle Sam's most powerful enemies without a hope or prayer.
|Death Merchant 69
The Miracle Mission
themselves the Brotherhood of Belial - a diabolical alliance of Red Brigade
and Arab extremists. Together they'd staged one of the most shocking
and blasphemous acts of world terrorism: the theft of the sacred Shroud of
Turin. Someone has to recover the precious relic and teach the
terrorists a lesson they won't forget.
Now the CIA has its own avenging angel. His name: Richard Camellion.
Only the Death Merchant could lead a strike
force of Israeli paracommandos from a daring kidnapping in Damascus to a
stunning air assault in Tunisia - and lead his enemies into the hellfires of
|Death Merchant 70
The Greenland Mystery
||At a top-secret
weather station, American scientists have made a shocking discovery - a
mysterious city of extraterrestrial origins buried deep beneath the polar
ice cap. Already the Soviet supersub Lenin is bound for
Greenland with a strike force of elite commandos. Fortunately the CIA
has dispatched their own deadly emissary to protect the defenseless post.
Richard Camellion has prepared a surprise
reception for the unwelcome visitors. Now, in the Arctic wilderness,
the Death Merchant and a cutthroat band of mercenaries are poised for an
explosive showdown that will convince the advancing commies that Hell itself
has frozen over!
|Death Merchant Apocalypse
Super Death Merchant
||A dark cloud hangs
over the free world. Somewhere in the Aegean Sea, the Soviets are
building the most powerful transmitter known to man. If successful, it
will control the jet streams and turn the world's weather into the ultimate
weapon of domination - a weapon capable of plunging the West into political
and economic chaos!
In desperation, the
CIA sends their top agent to locate the secret island fortress. But as
Richard Camellion closes in on his target, a highly placed double agent
prepares to betray him. For the Agency has decided that success must
be bought at any price - even if it costs them the Death Merchant!