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The Sky Block

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Vencel had known the mountain when he was a boy. He had climbed it, hunted on it, fished in it streams. But when he came back, he found the mountain a place of swiftly spilling blood and sudden death. Vencel turned into an angry, vengeful man, and he swore to flush out the terrifying menace of Blue Peak.

But no man alone could fight the barbarous enemy hidden deep inside th
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 16th 1955 by Pyramid Books
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Eden Thompson
Jan 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
I found a copy of The Sky Block by Steve Frazee and, of course, bought it for the terrific cover art by Bob Maquire. The Berkeley Gazette called it "...the perfect suspense novel." and it is that.
Taut and engrossing from the very first pages, the mystery and tension don't let up until the very end.

"The secret weapon of an unseen enemy"
Platt Vencel returns to his childhood home in the mountains to find the area around Grizzly Lake cordoned off by a secretive Government installation. From the firs
Chris Gager
Jun 06, 2011 rated it liked it
SF was a prolific writer of westerns mostly but I couldn't find this title listed among the many. I got this through the Scholastic magazine mail ordering program through English class in Jr. High 1959/60). I see that someone has added a cover image - excellent!
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Steve Frazee was born in Salida, Colorado. He began making major contributions to Western pulp magazines with stories set in the American West as well as a number of North-Western tales published in Adventure. Not surprisingly, many of Frazee's novels have become major motion pictures.
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