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Chicago Wipe-Out (The Executioner #8)

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Since the early days, the Mafia has set up housekeeping in the windy city of Chicago. But now, the Executioner has arrived--and he is ready to burn down the hous! Outnumbered 5,000 to one, Bolan unleashes mass destruction, determined to bring the Mafia to its knees.
Mass Market Paperback, 183 pages
Published 1971 by Pinnacle
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Chris Haynes
Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: action-adventure
With Nightmare in New York (The Executioner #7) and Chicago Wipe-Out (The Executioner #8) I believe Don Pendleton has hit his stride with The Executioner series. Books #7 and #8 in the series are full-on fun men's adventure novels of the 70's. I'm not really sure what Mr. Pendleton was trying to do in books #5 and #6 but those books, to me, just seemed kind of strange.

I believe this is the first book where the female lead character (in this case Jimi James) did not get shot, tortured, beat up or
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Pendleton's Executioner series is always a treat to read. The books are
always action-packed and lots of fun. Vietnam War sharpshooter Mack
Bolan takes his battle tactics stateside in a war to wipe out the Mafia.
Bolan's methods are a little unorthodox and do not involve slowly
gathering evidence and prosecuting. Rather, Bolan takes the battle to
the enemy and survival is always the name of the game.
Here, Bolan is determined to clean up mobbed-up Chicago and he
takes on all the hoods he can fin
Dec 03, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not the best Bolan...
James Hein
These things are a bit like crisps, you can't easily stop at just one.
Monica Willyard
Mac Bolan heads to Chicago in this eighth adventure of the series. He finds that he must protect an innocent girl while waging war on some truly evil men.
Feb 03, 2014 rated it liked it
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Theophilus (Theo)
Sep 08, 2014 rated it liked it
Escapism. While the author seems to spend more time than is really necessary to explain the moral justification for all of the killing that takes place, the action is vivid. The good guy, former Army sergeant Mack Bolan, can never win just because of the sheer magnitude of his quest, but he keeps at, never losing his determination or inner morality. Bolan arrives in Chicago with only one thing in his mind, to destroy as many of his enemies in organized crime as ha can, by any means necessary, in ...more
Jan 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
And yeah, that hand was still on his shoulder. Someone had to stop sucking and start putting back in. Sometimes a guy had to be willing to stop and look around him, and maybe volunteer for a transfusion to life.

The Executioner smiled grimly and eased his war machine onto the ice street.
It was not a war-wagon, he was thinking.
It was a bloodmobile.

He told Turk,"You'd better make your move, turkeymaker. The cops have joined the party."
Timothy Boyd
May 11, 2015 rated it really liked it
An excellent men's adventure series from the 60s, 70's and 80's. The first 38 books are outstanding but then the series is taken over by a bunch of new writers, writing under the name of the original creator and they take the series into a new direction I did not care for. The first 38 books are very recommended
read some time in 1980
Brad T.
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Far from my favorite in this series. Way too much exposition and not enough action.
Kaj Samuelsson
Jan 07, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this book Bolan is really using everything to his advantage, including the weather. He is setting up the Mafia against each other and sparks an internal war.
Oct 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Good book.
Aug 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Don Pendleton was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, December 12, 1927 and died October 23, 1995 in Arizona.

He wrote mystery, action/adventure, science-fiction, crime fiction, suspense, short stories, nonfiction, and was a comic scriptwriter, poet, screenwriter, essayist, and metaphysical scholar. He published more than 125 books in his long career, and his books have been published in more than 25 fo
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