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An epic saga of love, blood, and destiny in twentieth-century Vietnam: ';This superb novel could well be the War and Peaceof our age' (San Francisco Chronicle). Joseph Sherman first visits Saigonthe capital of French colonial Cochin-Chinaas a young man on his father's hunting trip in 1925. But the exotic land lures him back again and again as a traveler, soldier, and reporter. He returns because of his fascination for the enchanting cityand for Lan, a mandarin's daughter he cannot forget. Over five decades Joseph's life becomes enmeshed with the political intrigues of two of Saigon's most influential families, the French colonist Devrauxs, and the native Trans. In this sweeping saga of tragedy and triumph, Joseph witnesses Vietnam's turbulent, war-torn fate. He is there when millions of coolies rise against the French, and during their bloody last stand at Dien Bien Phu. And he sees US military ';advisors' fire their first shots in America's hopeless war against the Communist revolution. A story of adventure, love, war, and political power, Saigon presents an enthralling and enlightening depiction of twentieth-century Vietnam.
A collection of supernatural horror stories by a multiple award-winning master of the fantastic. From the author of Swords and Deviltry and many other classic novels, a recipient of both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, this is a treasure trove of horrific tales, many of which remained out of print for decades after appearing in such magazines as Unknown, Thrilling Mystery, Startling Stories, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and the acclaimed horror specialty magazine Whispers 1314. In addition to the title story, this collection also includes: ';Cry Witch!' (1951), ';I'm Looking for Jeff' (1952), ';Ms. Found in a Maelstrom' (1959), ';The Button Molder' (1979), ';Dark Wings' (1976), and ';The Enormous Bedroom' (2001), which is original to this volume.
A thriller writer is embroiled in a real-life whodunit when a friend drops dead in front of her, with her own hatpin impaled in his back. The violation of a sealed West Bank tomb, its rock walls intact, provides a Thebes investigator with a mystifying conundrum. And two sisters take shelter from a storm in a shuttered old house at the end of a country road... only to discover they're not alone.