Fu-Manchu by Sax Rohmer
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Dr Fu-Manchu is back once again! His very existence seemingly proves him immune from natural laws, a deathless incarnation of evil! Brand new editions of the world-famous novels featuring one of the most iconic characters of the 20th Century, standing alongside Sherlock Holmes and James Bond.

And this time the Devil Doctor is not alone. Sir Denis Nayland Smith and his associates learn of a deadly organization that stalks the shadows. Their goal is to undermine the balance of global power, and they allow no one to stand in their way. They are the terrorist assassins known as the Si-Fan. 

"The hand that held my arm was bony and clawish; I could detect the presence of incredibly long finger nails--nails long as those of some buried vampire of the black ages! Choking down a cry of horror, I opened my eyes... and looked into the face of my guide. It was Dr. Fu-Manchu!" 
 

About Sax Rohmer

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Sax Rohmer was the acclaimed author of the Fu Manchu series of novels. The first, The Mystery of Fu Manchu, was published in 1912 with many more following. Rohmer also wrote more traditional detective stories and supernatural horror. He died in London in 1959.
 
Published May 22, 2012 by Titan Books. 171 pages
Genres: History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Fu-Manchu is a contradiction who prides himself on being a patriot as well as the head of a crime syndicate (much like Lucky Luciano, who helped the U.S. during WWII), he heals those he wounded as long as they don’t interfere with his nefarious plan to take over the world, and prefers not to murd...

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After early criticism from the Chinese government about the novels, reportedly protests over the film version of The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) included Harvard students asking MGM not to make future films due to a murderous anti-white speech Fu Manchu gave his henchmen.

Feb 27 2013 | Read Full Review of Fu-Manchu: The Hand of Fu-Manchu

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While I wouldn’t say Rohmer’s writing style was anything much to write home about – a couple of narrative jumps left me seriously confused and I’m not quite sure that was the intended effect – he has the virtue of producing massively exciting prose, and throwing action scene after action scene in...

Sep 08 2012 | Read Full Review of Fu-Manchu: The Hand of Fu-Manchu

The Bookbag

(Apologies for the reveal that he’s still alive, but given he returned from the ‘dead’ in book two as well and there’s another 11 books to come then it’s hopefully not too great a spoiler.) Despite the repetition, it’s completely gripping, builds the characters well and actually has a more intere...

Jun 04 2012 | Read Full Review of Fu-Manchu: The Hand of Fu-Manchu

Seattle PI

Keeping in mind that it is unfair judge others by today's standards, Rhomer believed that the British Empire was a good thing (at the time almost half the world was under a British flag), and saw the emerging China as a real, credible, and existential threat to the prosperity he, his family and f...

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Seattle PI

After early criticism from the Chinese government about the novels, reportedly protests over the film version of The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932) included Harvard students asking MGM not to make future films due to a murderous anti-white speech Fu Manchu gave his henchmen.

Feb 27 2013 | Read Full Review of Fu-Manchu: The Hand of Fu-Manchu

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Fu-Manchu’s strength as a villain offsets the bland protagonists making this a worthwhile read if the racist undertones don’t bother you.

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