Kindle ePUB Fire Tongue AUTHOR Sax Rohmer

Whippoorwill oThe villain effeminate in appearance to indicate that he s somehow unnatural Perhaps the weirdest bit in this direction is that Brinn s face is repeatedly described as Sioux like without any indicationf Native American heritageThis is by the by the second Paul Harley book the first Bat Wing was apparently Hellfire of an actual mystery Mr Harley is an ex barrister who has turned to political consulting and detection as a interesting career He s apparently psychic able to detect aurasf evil r danger Which would be helpful if this sense were directional and didn t sometimes interfere with his ability to make rational bservationsLike many pulp heroes Mr Harley is also a master Newyoricangirl of disguise Pity the baddies were specifically looking for someone in disguiseMr Brinn is a harder edged sort and rather cold blooded He has a sensef honor that allows him to dally with Clouds Above The Hill other men s wives but not break his word It s a good thing he s a millionairer he d never get away with this stuffAnd then we have Detective Inspector Wessex Prince Of Deception of Scotland Yard a bright but not too bright fellow who fills in chapters when neither Mr Harley nor Mr Brinn is availablen screenOverall nly recommended to Sax Rohmer completists It s in the public domain in the US my copy was from a print n demand publisher but you should be able to find the text n a print n demand publisher but you should be able to find the text Process on internet Ludicrously OTT but surprisingly readable a model for today s conspiracy novelists to ponder seriously when creating lovable megalomaniacs who threatenur cornflakes Paul Harley Beg Songs Of Submission 1 on the trailf an evil Beg And Tease Songs Of Submission 1 2 oriental to rescue an attractive young woman from his clutches Mostf the Rohmer I ve read has been Fu Manchu This is similar but just different enough Cracking Primal Law Mack Bolan The Executioner 344 old style adventure with all the expected ingredients a bitf mystical stuff Eastern conspiracies murders and a dogged detective Right after finishing it I went back to Manybooksnet and grabbed Rohmer Fire Tongue is definitely an interesting read but the language and culture are bviously from a different era That s not ne This is the second Paul Harley mystery It isn t a bad story but Paul Harley does not get too far in solving the murder That falls to someone who is a suspect It s still a decent adventure but just doesn t uite jell somehow Fire Tongue Has A Promising Tongue has a promising but alas is but second rate Rohmer Here ne finds the characteristic Rohmerian menace from the East this time in the form f a secret society based in India and presided ver by an effeminate financier from Iran There are two stalwart men f ACTION AND TWO DAMSELS IN DISTRESS BUT DESPITE THE and two damsels in distress but despite the f the recipe the concoction falls flat Rohmer spends too much time stoking the fires Eternal Womanhood of suspense which merely smoulder in response In particular he devotes excess verbiage to the hero s inward perceptions and I soon weariedf passages describing said hero s heightened powers f intuition and sixth sense When the unfolding f the novel finally begins in earnest it takes up the second man f action s thread then twists back and forth among central characters like an unwieldy snake before reaching an all too uick climax followed by an almost non existent denouement I couldn t help but feeling that Rohmer him. Ms the mysterious Fire Tongue Psychic detective Paul Harley investigates in this. ,

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Self had tired f the antics Woordenlijst Nederlandse Taal of Fire Tongue The review from afar No 15 Re revised forward to theseverseas reviewsSince emulating a yo yo I continue to rely Sustainable Suburbia on theld style Kindle 3G for any non technical reading I tip my hat to the fine folks at Project Gutenberg virtually every title I have r will be reading in the near future comes from them Fire Tongue is a non Fu Manchu novel first published but second for the character written by Sax Rohmer in Tongue is a non Fu Manchu novel first published but second for the character written by Sax Rohmer in early 1920s Its star is Paul Harley a man who is both well known and well respected and somewhat well heeled to boot He has been an fficial at some point in the past and continues to be consulted by the Government when his knowledge and skill are neededAs this is a Sax Rohmer story there is an Eastern motif and danger but this time the threat comes not from Egypt Sir Edmund Hillary or China but from India and Iran The arch enemy is an Iranian and the cult that is the basis for Fire Tongue is alsoriginally from that land albeit under an Political Realism older name I m going to avoid any spoilers as there are plentyf places where Angst Volume 2 one can get a partialr detailed synopsisIn addition to the intrigue evil and allure f the East we have the characters who are Western We start with the man who first contacts ur investigator Dr Sir Charles Abingdon he fears for his life and indeed dies right in front The Ugly Duckling Debutante The House Of Renwick 1 of Harley The mystery begins and it leads next to an American adventurer Nichol Brinn Brinn is a larger than life character who constantly tests himself with featsf daring and danger It soon comes 1 out that Brinn knows the meaningf the phrase Fire Tongue but refuses absolutely to speak f it So "HARLEY BEGINS SOME OLD FASHIONED GUMSHOEING TO FIND OUT " begins some ld fashioned gumshoeing to find Warlord out what and whyWritten in the same time period as Dashiell Hammett wrote severalf the Continental Op stories books I found some similarities to how the men go about their tasks I m not implying any plagiarism just a similarity Both men wrote lots Adult Dyslexia of investigative stories about pure detectivesr men just caught up in a mystery As in much f his work the action and surprises take precedence but here there is a large dose f mysticism tossed in Harley is a man endowed with a sixth sense and it appears The Smiley Snowman or at least references to itftenLike all Boom of his works this book contains the casual racism that alienates many modern viewers I note it and moven but recognize that Judge Dredd one wouldn t get away with such behavior today even in a deliberate parodyf the style Unfortunately I see and hear similar Midnight Runners or worse phrasings in my second homen an almost daily basis That doesn t excuse Rohmer but you have to pick your battlesAlthough I enjoyed the exploits I found both Harley and Brinn to be tedious and long winded than many f the ther characters in Sea Creatures 4 other books Fu Manchu can get long winded but he is so deliciously evil thatne doesn t mind That and the disorder Dreidel Dreidel Dreidel of the plot made this a less enjoyable book than almost everything else except The Orchardf Tears but that is so different in tone and subject that it can t really be graded in with his ther worksFire Tongue sueaks in at Three 30 Stars Not my favorite but still a possible future re readYou can get this book for free from the Gutenberg Project site. Mystery classic with supernatural elements From the author f the Fu Manchu books. .

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Fire TongueA fiery taleThis second take f stouthearted English gentleman Harley is rather exciting Again we have mysterious Oriental menace and a beautiful pure English girl in peril Harley and an American adventurer combine to combat this peril and save the girl and the world Despite the white superiority racism f the period 1920 s the writer allows a fine EastWest love story to be shown A good yarn I enjoyed it Paul Harley is engaged by a gentleman Sir Charles Abingdon who fears his life is in danger Before the man is able to adeuately explain the danger the danger he dies right in front f Harley His last words are Fire tongue and Nicol Brinn Nicol Brinn is a famous and eccentric American explorer while Fire Tongue means nothing to Harley He meets the man s beautiful daughter and learns nothing form her except that she has been in disagreement with her father An Indian Summer over the attentionsf an Oriental merchant named Ormuz Khan from PersiaHarley meets with Nicol Brinn and learns that the man has a mere passing acuaintance with the dead man but he clearly has information about his death Brinn steadfastly refuses to divulge any useful information and is thus very suspicious Harley meets with Ormuz Khan and Summoner Girl Volume 1 other taking an instant dislike to him can find no connection to the mur If there sne thing a detective hates it s when their client hems and haws about explaining basic details The First Indian War Of Independence 1857 1859 of why they need a detectivenly to die just as they make up their minds with The Fire Of Spring only a cryptic last utterance as a clueBut that s the situation Paul Harley is in with his latest case Sir Charles Abingdon notedsteologist suspects he may be in danger but is so vague about the circumstances that it s impossible to tell why He promises to make explanations at dinner but collapses just after drinking a bit Hog In The Fog of water utteringnly Fire TongueNicol Brinn before passingNicol Brinn is an American millionaire who happens to be in London just now but what possible connection could he have to Sir Charles And the phrase Fire Tongue is a complete mystery Oh and neither the water nor the glass itself were poisoned so how did Sir Charles dieBrinn appears to "know something about Fire Tongue but is evasive at best n that matter and claims to know nothing about Sir Charles "something about Fire Tongue but is evasive at best n that matter and claims to know nothing about Sir Charles r why he might have felt threatened He does promise to let Harley know if he has any definite leads Very suspiciousHowever Harley learns that Sir Charles daughter Phyllis Phil Abingdon has been receiving attentions from Ormuz Khan a Middle Eastern banker And since #certain features f this case suggest the riental #features f this case suggest the Oriental S WORTH LOOKING INTO AS WELLREADERS FAMILIAR WITH SAX worth looking into as wellReaders familiar with Sax s work will fnd little mystery here Once there s a mysterious Oriental in the case it s bvious he s guilty somehow From there n in it s secret societies poisons unknown to Western science subtle mental powers and lots f perilThis isn t Rohmer s best work by a long shot He divides the role f hero up between three male characters poorly has characters make stupid decisions to keep the happenings mysterious and the backstory is given in four straight chapters A Natural History Of Seeing of infodump at the end Exciting but incoherentAnd that s before we get to the racism sexism and making. A new force stalks the fog shrouded streetsf London bringing death to its victi.

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