Plunder of the Sun

Plunder of the Sun ON THE TRAIL OF THE LOST TREASURE OF THE INCAS WITH EVERY FORTUNE HUNTER IN SOUTH AMERICA CLOSING IN Al Colby should never have agreed to smuggle the package from Chile to Peru Now one man s dead two

  • Title: Plunder of the Sun
  • Author: David Dodge
  • ISBN: 9780843953589
  • Page: 366
  • Format: Paperback
  • ON THE TRAIL OF THE LOST TREASURE OF THE INCAS WITH EVERY FORTUNE HUNTER IN SOUTH AMERICA CLOSING IN Al Colby should never have agreed to smuggle the package from Chile to Peru Now one man s dead, two beautiful women have betrayed him, and a couple of gunmen are hot on his trail All because of an ancient Quechua manuscript pointing to the hiding place of a priceless hoON THE TRAIL OF THE LOST TREASURE OF THE INCAS WITH EVERY FORTUNE HUNTER IN SOUTH AMERICA CLOSING IN Al Colby should never have agreed to smuggle the package from Chile to Peru Now one man s dead, two beautiful women have betrayed him, and a couple of gunmen are hot on his trail All because of an ancient Quechua manuscript pointing to the hiding place of a priceless hoard, lost for centuries Now the race is on by train, by plane, by motorboat and by mule first to find the treasure and then to escape with it alive

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      David Francis Dodge August 18, 1910 August 1974 was an author of mystery thriller novels and humorous travel books His first book was published in 1941 His fiction is characterized by tight plotting, brisk dialogue, memorable and well defined characters, and often exotic locations His travel writing documented the mis adventures of the Dodge family David, his wife Elva, and daughter Kendal as they roamed around the world Practical advice and information for the traveler on a budget are sprinkled liberally throughout the books.David Dodge was born in Berkeley, California, the youngest child of George Andrew Dodge, a San Francisco architect, and Maude Ellingwood Bennett Dodge Following George s death in an automobile accident, Maude Monnie Dodge moved the family David and his three older sisters, Kathryn, Frances, and Marian to Southern California, where David attended Lincoln High School in Los Angeles but did not graduate.After leaving school, he worked as a bank messenger, a marine fireman, a stevedore, and a night watchman In 1934, he went to work for the San Francisco accounting firm of McLaren, Goode Company, becoming a Certified Public Accountant in 1937 On July 17, 1936, he was married to Elva Keith, a former Macmillan Company editorial representative, and their only daughter, Kendal, was born in 1940 After the attack on Pearl Harbor he joined the U.S Naval Reserve, emerging three years later with the rank of Lieutenant Commander.David Dodge s first experience as a writer came through his involvement with the Macondray Lane Players, a group of amateur playwrights, producers, and actors whose goal was to create a theater purely for pleasure The group was founded by George Henry Burkhardt Dodge s brother in law and performed exclusively at Macondria, a little theater located in the basement of Burkhardt s house at 56 Macondray Lane on San Francisco s Russian Hill His publishing career began in 1936 when he won First Prize in the Northern California Drama Association s Third Annual One Act Play Tournament The prize winning play, A Certain Man Had Two Sons, was subsequently published by the Banner Play Bureau, of San Francisco Another Dodge play, Christmas Eve at the Mermaid, co written by Loyall McLaren his boss at McLaren, Goode Co , was performed as the Bohemian Club s Christmas play of 1940, and again in 1959 In 1961, the Grabhorn Press published the play in a volume entitled Shakespeare in Bohemia.His career as a writer really began, however, when he made a bet with his wife that he could write a better mystery novel than the ones they were reading during a rainy family vacation He drew on his professional experience as a CPA and wrote his first novel, Death and Taxes, featuring San Francisco tax expert and reluctant detective James Whit Whitney It was published by Macmillan in 1941 and he won five dollars from Elva Three Whitney novels soon followed Shear the Black Sheep Macmillan, 1942 , Bullets for the Bridegroom Macmillan, 1944 and It Ain t Hay Simon Schuster, 1946 , in which Whit tangles with marijuana smugglers With its subject matter and extremely evocative cover art on both the first edition dust jacket and the paperback reprint, this book remains one of Dodge s most collectible titles.Upon his release from active duty by the Navy in 1945, Dodge left San Francisco and set out for Guatemala by car with his wife and daughter, beginning his second career as a travel writer The Dodge family s misadventures on the road through Mexico are hilariously documented in How Green Was My Father Simon Schuster, 1947 His Latin American experiences also produced a second series character, expatriate private investigator and tough guy adventurer Al Colby, who first appears in The Long Escape Random House, 1948.Two well received Colby books appeared in 1949 and 1950, but with the publication of To Catch a Thief in 1952, Dodge abandoned series ch

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    • Plunder of the Sun is filled with tough men and beautiful women,schemes and betrayals and lost Incan gold.Al Colby agrees to help smuggle a package from Chile to Peru, but things become complicated when the man who hired him dies on the way to Peru.Al finds himself the possessor of a document that leads to a hoard of Incan gold.He has to walk carefully between ever changing alliances with different players in the race for the gold.A cross between Indiana Jones and the Treasure of the Sierra Madr [...]

    • David Dodge’s best-known book is To Catch a Thief, on which Hitchcock’s movie was based. Plunder of the Sun is a similar kind of story - a combination of crime, adventure and romance.Al Colby is offered what sounds like an easy job. All he has to do is take a package from Chile to Peru. His employer is a dealer in art and antiquities so the package probably contains some kind of ancient artifact. Smuggling such an item is illegal, but not overly dangerous. Or so he imagines. The art dealer i [...]

    • This is the second novel by David Dodge featuring his private detective Al Colby. In this story, Al is on the hunt for an Incan treasure in Peru while being pursued by another treasure hunter who will stop at nothing, including murder, to achieve his ends. Very good book. Great dialog and characters, and also a wealth of knowledge about South America and the Incas thrown in for good measure.A bit more gritty than "The Long Escape", but another great story and ending. This was made into a movie i [...]

    • Finished reading: October 27th 2013(view spoiler)[I picked up a copy of Plunder In The Sun mostly because I was spending my vacation in Peru and since the story is partly set in this country it sounded like the perfect time to read this one. It's the second book of the Al Colby series and even though I haven't read the first one, it was still easy to follow the story. This novel by David Dodge uses a perfect combination of crime, adventure, betrayal and romance and is a very entertaining vacati [...]

    • This story is a tight-knit little yarn of priceless treasure hidden in the ruins of South America and the assortment of treasure-hunters out to find it. Detective Al Colby is hired to carry a parcel via ship from Chile to Peru, a cake-walk task since he has to hold onto the parcel for ten days and return it once the ship docks in Peru. Only his employer dies mysteriously on the voyage. Investigating further, Colby realizes that the parcel may not have been as innocent as was claimed. From there, [...]

    • Hard Case Crime: Bless their hearts for trying to resurrect the spirit of the old Gold Medal paperback adventure days, bringing back novels that haven't graced bookstore shelves in half a century. "Plunder of the Sun" is such a reprint and features tough-guy-for-hire Al Colby, who's lounging around on a park bench in Chile when he's offered a job: Help smuggle an ancient artifact on a ship to Peru. No worries, piece of cake, his employer assures him right before Colby is embroiled in murder, unt [...]

    • Indiana Jones meets Pulp Crime – I think this is a good classification for 'Plunder of the Sun'. It's all about the race for a hidden Inca treasure and takes the reader to several places in South America. I really liked this fast read – in my opinion, David Dodge combines all the virtues needed for a thrilling and entertaining crime story: He has a descriptive narrative style which is precise and not too abundant; nevertheless, he manages to sketch a very atmospheric picture of the main sett [...]

    • PLUNDER OF THE SUN is good old fashioned pulp with substance. It takes the reader on a cross continent journey full of mystery, intrigue, broads and bullets - and some murder to liven (or deaden) things a little.I enjoyed PLUNDER OF THE SUN more than I had anticipated after no being able to get into THE LAST MATCH (the other Dodge book published by Hardcase Crime) - it's always a pleasant surprise when a book exceeds expectation.The plot is pretty simple and that's part of the attraction, allowi [...]

    • Dodge is an entertaining writer. Plunder of the Sun is not the most thrilling book I've ever read, but it is more than passable as a thriller. The story wasn't compelling and I laid the book down for several days more than once before I finally finished it. The ending does pick up steam and finishes well.Clearly influenced by the noir genre, its protagonist, Al Colby, is an adventurer who is supposed to be fairly amoral, but in the end always does the right thing. The rest of the characters are [...]

    • For Al Colby, the job is simple. Smuggle a elderly gentleman's package on a ship traveling from Chile into Peru, and return it to him once they arrive in port. unfortunately, the gentleman dies before the ship docks, leaving him with the package and a mystery to solve, whilst trying to keep an eye on everyone around him.A fast paced and engaging novel, featuring untrustworthy partners, two beautiful double crossing women and a fortune in lost ancient Incan gold. For a novel of its pace, Al Colby [...]

    • Written in 1949. This novel is a great example of noir fiction published in the pulp era. A good yarn with plenty of action, treasure, double crosses, exotic locations, and sexy women. I can visualize the novel as one of the black and white "B" movies made in the 50's. In fact, it was dramatized in a movie that starred Glen Ford. Unfortunately the movie version changed too much and Glen Ford does not fit the main character role. Forget the movie and pick up the book. This is a good read and a wo [...]

    • They just don't make em like this anymore. You can get a synopsis anywhere so you don't need one from me, suffice to say this book is a classic adventure tale told well. The plot shifts about and there are actually a few good surprises along the way. The chapters are fully realized without being stereotypes. I liked the main character and Dodge does an excellent job of putting the reader wholly in his shoes. A quick read, well written.

    • David Dodge is best known for his book, To Catch A Thief, and that book is perhaps best known as a well-known Hitchcock movie of the same title, starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly. Like To Catch A Thief, Plunder of the Sun takes place in exotic locales in the 1950's. Dodge wrote mysteries in addition to travel books, often based on the traveling that he took his family on around the world. Dodge eventually settled in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. This particular book is a top-notch treasure hu [...]

    • 3 1/2 stars. Quick read here. Not a whole lot of action other than a trek through South America on the search for buried Inca treasure. Not a real gritty book but I enjoyed the concept.

    • Great book Very entertaining Very informative about incaseGreat history and gave great insight into incaseVery good plot and held my interest

    • I've said it before: I've never had a bad read from Hard Case Crime. David Dodge's Peruvian treasure hunt adventure brought more enjoyment than I expected. This is the first book of his that I've read, and I can tell he has a way with sharp dialogue and pacing. It slowed down when it needed to and sped up when it should. I would be surprised if this novel wasn't a precursor to Indiana Jones.

    • I loved everything about Plunder of the Sun. The author, David Dodge, also wrote To Catch a Thief, which was made into the film of the same name, and Mr Dodge could write. This book is exciting, a real "old school" tale of adventure, greed, and betrayal. From start to finish this novel flows wonderfully. I enjoy reading something in which no one does anything just because it is necessary to the plot-Dodge sets things up and then events unfold in a logical (though not necessarily predictable) way [...]

    • Two-fisted treasure hunt holds plenty of plot twists and turns with murder, blackmail and lost Inca gold. Dodge delivers a breezy style that keeps the action moving fast and the characters interesting, even when the book suddenly shifts into a little too much romantic melodrama for its final act. The book is rich with plenty of detail of 1940s Peru as well as some interesting backstory of the treasure. The sections on the ship where Al Colby is still trying to figure out who his friends and enem [...]

    • This is one of the better Catch-me-kill-you ragamuffin crime books of the 1940's written by a master of the genre.Al Colby's a hard bitten Private Eye with a soft spot for the women. He's also remarkably modern - not so macho that he habitually deals out fists for dinner and regards women as lesser mortals (although, in keeping with the genre, he'd pretend to have you think other wise).It's a classy story with all the classic twists set in South America. Plenty of action, but plenty of nuances, [...]

    • Although this is being marketed as a "crime" story, it really feels more like an adventure story. Takes a few chapters to get interesting, but I think it was worth the time invested. If I could take one thing away from this, it would be that it takes a positive turn about two-thirds of the way through and becomes less pulp and more touchy-feely positive friendly happiness. I'm positively glowing from the happy vibes that end this story.

    • David Dodge once bet his wife that he could write a better mystery than the one she was reading. He won the bet and at age 44 he set off on new career writing a series of noir tales. This is a tightly written adventure yarn that takes place in mostly Peru after WWII. There is a hero tempting fate, an elusive treasure, a femme fatale and a sense of cynicism as to the loyalties of your allies. It's, as they say, the stuff that dreams are made of. Recommended.

    • A fairly entertaining little adventure. Here, I did not even mind the litte bits of history lesson thrown in for background. It was just solid treasure hunting and double and triple crossing, with a protagonist who does what he can to earn a paycheck and make things better for the people he likes. A good fast-paced read with some fun little twists.

    • Nice, tight little thriller, circa 1949. Reads like something Bogie should have starred in. The hero cracks wise more often than he is wise, and his arrogance wears a little thin after a while, but all in all still a good ride. Would make a marvelous movie - after all, nothing with Incan treasure as a plot hook can ever really go wrong.

    • High adventure, exotic locales, Incan treasure hunts, dead passengers on broken-down tankers, fist fights, double-crosses. 'Nuff said. Dodge's precursor to Indiana Jones and the like barrels its way through the seediest of South American villages where good guys become bad guys and bad guys become partners. Great fun, atmosphere and tough-guy roughness.

    • I love this midcentury hardboiled international crime-adventure by Berkeley writer David Dodge, who traveled all over creation with his wife and kids and wrote several books about it. He also wrote crime novels, and the traveling shows -- this South American story has a great sense of texture and is wonderfully evocative in addition to being a straightforward thriller. Great stuff.

    • Fun combination of Indiana Jones style adventure with pulp crime fiction elements. Dodge is a mostly competent stylist, so if you're looking for lyrical prose look elsewhere. But if you like books with a plot that's tight, entertaining, and doesn't require a lot of leaps of logic or suspension of disbelief, this book is for you.

    • Tight, tense plot and focused characters both drive this novel. Great setting in Peru; lots of local color to spice things up. The chase for the treasure and the ladies in trouble remind me of a Travis McGee plot. Tough guy hero up against foes just as tough. A must-read.

    • Um thriller do final dos anos de 1940 que não envelheceu muito bem, mas ainda assim diverte com a trama de um americano que se envolve com caçadores de tesouro no Peru. Virou um filme (chamado no Brasil de "Pergaminho Fatídico").

    • A taut fast paced adventure across the chilly mountains of South America. A real change of pace from other HCC books, but certainly keeps up with some of the best from the pulp styled publisher. This 40s classic reads like a good crime adventure should.

    • I finished it and was surprised by how much I liked it. I was a little put-off by HCC including stories with a setting that was other than a gritty urban US city, so I saved those for last. It has actually worked in my favor as now my reading takes on an international theme.

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