A moneymaking scheme in Burma proves more dangerous than the jungle itself in the first action novel featuring Joe Gall by the Edgar Award finalist.
Down on his luck in Rangoon, Joe Gall agrees to partner up with an old acquaintance named Varley for a chance to make millions in the jungles of war-torn Burma. Gall expected the scheme to involve fists and guns—but when he discovers Varley’s working both sides, it’s every man for himself . . .
Originally published under the name James Atlee Phillips, Pagoda marked the first appearance of Joe Gall, the fearless freelance operative whose many adventures would take him around the world—and straight into danger.
“[Philip Atlee is] the John D. MacDonald of espionage fiction.” —Larry McMurtry, The New York Times
“I admire Philip Atlee’s writing tremendously.” —Raymond Chandler