Lord of the Lamia – An American archeologist faces a weird and deadly mythic ancient creature in the eons-old city of Cairo. Modern day thieves wish to control it but somehow he becomes the Lord of the Lamia.
War Stories – a collection of four early stories by John D. MacDonald of private wars fought against the larger backdrop of World War II.
The Opium Ship – Two Irishmen, one a drunk, the other consumptive, are shanghaied into becoming crew on a schooner that has been hijacked to smuggle opium in the South China Sea. Between a typhoon, a shipwreck, a mid ocean rendezvous with a smuggler’s junk, and attending to two kidnapped women, this is not a leisure cruise.