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The Death Tower

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The Death Tower

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Original name book: The Death Tower

Pages: Unknown

Language: Unknown

Publisher: Bantam Books [1969], New York; First Edition/First Printing edition (1969)

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Category - Biographies & Memoirs

Bestsellers rank - 5 Rating Star

The Death Tower, Maxwell Grant, 1969 Bantam books 1st paperback (Dec), #553 04770 060. Description: Rossin's drawing of The Shadow on front cover with white lettering over blue shadowing on both front and back panels. Condition: good. Light edge wear and soiling to all panels, spine is creased, points are soft but all pages are clean and the boards are bright and not sunned.

The Death Tower, Maxwell Grant, 1969 Bantam books 1st paperback (Dec), #553 04770 060. Description: Rossin’s drawing of The Shadow on front cover with white lettering over blue shadowing on both front and back panels. Condition: good. Light edge wear and soiling to all panels, spine is creased, points are soft but all pages are clean and the boards are bright and not sunned.

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Customer Reviews
  • By Barry Reese on September 6, 2011

    The Death Tower of the title is not actually a tower but rather a 40-story skyscraper of which our villain, Doctor Palermo, occupies the top floor. This is a very early adventure of the Shadow and features repeated references to the radio program, several forced uses of "The Shadow Knows" tagline and a main character who isn't quite as infallible as you might be used to seeing -- he's wrong on a few occasions and even accidentally kills someone near the end (they deserved it, though).I actually prefer this version of the Shadow to the one you usually found over the course of the series: his occasional failures here keep him grounded and I actually enjoyed the fact that we don't see Lamont Cranston at all -- his identity here is George Clarendon. We also get to see Harry Vincent and the recruitment of a new agent, Clyde Burke. Their interplay was well done and added to the story.Palermo is a worthy foil for the Shadow -- he's full of tricks, is a master of disguise and even has his own version of the Shadow's aides (a mute Arab, a master marksman and a femme fatale). I only wish Palermo had sported some cool pulp-villain style name... Palermo not being particularly evocative. Anyway, Palermo comes literally within inches of killing the Shadow and may actually be my favorite villain of the series. There was so much room for future stories with him -- alas, as with most pulp villains, that wasn't meant to be.The writing is classic pulp, with several thrilling scenes and the occasional clunker of an idea. The Death Tower is my favorite Shadow book, mainly because of the villain and the fact that this really feels like a Shadow Year One adventure, where he's still breathtakingly dangerous but not yet the seasoned hero that he later becomes.

  • By average on August 25, 2007

    A little slow, at times, involving a curse purple sapphire to begin with. The majority of the first half of the book is from the point of view of a new agent of The Shadow, Clyde Burke, and him learning what is going on and who actually has hired him to be a newspaper clipping service.The antagonist is a particularly nasty piece of work, a Doctor Palermo that likes to collect brains, and from subjects that have neglected to pass away first.Palermo finally makes a mistake, sending his girlfriend to try and cloud The Shadow's mind, in his George Clarendon identity. Not a good plan, as she is turned.Harry Vincent appears later, and again manages to get himself captured!There is quite a bit of point of view action involving the Shadow in the last quarter of the book, he beards the villain in his lair.Palermo finally makes a mistake. A crooked detective is involved, and a shadowy organisation known as The Silent Seven is introduced.The game is up for him, then, as even though he captures Vincent, who has been dressed as The Shadow, he reckons without The Shadow's autogiro, and explosive entrance through his window many floors up, to effect a rescue.Harsh justice for Palermo, given his crimes. He is given the option of confession and suicide, or letting The Shadow shoot him. He chooses the former, stalling for time as The Shadow fires a warning shot.Purely by happenstance, The Shadow kills Palermo's Chinese bronze dwarf henchman, and has already dealt with his Arab assistant, Hassan. Startled, however, Palermo attacks, and a struggle ensues.Given how high up they are, Palermo ends with a severe case of defenestration, and with Burbank's assistance again, The Shadow melts into the night.

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