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Title Matthew Henson and the ice temple of Harlem / Gary Phillips.
Author Phillips, Gary, 1955- author.
Publication Aberdeen, NJ : Agora Books, an imprint of Polis Books, LLC, 2020.
Copyright date ©2020
Edition First trade paperback edition.
Description 234 pages ; 22 cm
Summary Matthew Henson and the ice temple of Harlem is the first in a new exciting retro rollicking adventure series. This re-imagined pulp novel follows the Doc Savage-style adventures of the first black man to reach the North Pole: Matthew Henson. The tail end of the Roaring 20s. Harlem. Hired by controversial spiritual leader Daddy Paradise to retrieve his adult daughter who has been kidnapped, adventurer Matthew Henson does just that. Then he must safeguard the two until the firebrand can deliver a momentous speech at a mass rally. Henson must employ all his survival skills to fulfill his task--skills that kept him whole in forbidden jungles, across Asia, and in sub-zero ice storms when he first reached the North Pole. Henson's charge brings him face-to-face with such illustrious characters as gangster Dutch Schultz, who's looking to muscle out numbers racket boss Queenie St. Clair, and famed inventor Nikola Tesla who is using his electrical acumen to surveil plutocrats. Henson's pal Bessie Coleman, America's first black aviatrix lends a hand as well. With a death ray zeroing in on him, he races against the clock to save lives, and keep a mysterious and powerful meteor fragment he brought back from the Arctic years ago out of the hands of monied evil-doers. Set against the intellectual, artistic and political firmament that was the Harlem Renaissance, THE ICE TEMPLE OF HARLEM re-imagines explorer Matthew Henson in the style of Doc Savage and Indiana Jones. The one the Inuit adopted as their own and considered the best example of those from the distant South.
Subject Henson, Matthew Alexander, 1866-1955 -- Fiction.
Survival -- Fiction.
Explorers -- Fiction.
Harlem Renaissance -- Fiction.
Henson, Matthew Alexander, 1866-1955. (OCoLC)fst00037702
Explorers. (OCoLC)fst00918556
Harlem Renaissance. (OCoLC)fst00951467
Survival. (OCoLC)fst01761768
Genre Action and adventure fiction. (OCoLC)fst01921574
Alternative histories (Fiction) (OCoLC)fst01921576
Detective and mystery fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726581
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Detective and mystery fiction.
Alternative histories (Fiction)
Action and adventure fiction.
ISBN 9781947993860 (paperback)
1947993860 (paperback)

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