Iron Duke, The: A Novel of Rogues, Romance, and Royal Con Games in 1930s Europe
Blacky Lee is a lady’s man, a man’s man—and a wanted man, on the run in 1930s Europe, a price put on his head by the Nazis. Think Clark Gable—with larceny in his heart and a price on his head. But Blacky’s always got an angle—this time he’ll impersonate The Iron Duke, crowned head of a Balkan kingdom. He could win it all—the love of a country and a beautiful woman—if he’s willing to risk it all.
Fanner Marston is on the verge of uncovering the key to gaining absolute control over the universe. The only problem is, he’s certifiably insane—a crazed Peter Lorre on a power trip. Driven by greed and lust for power, all he cares about is reaching the ancient city of Parva—and finding The Great Secret of absolute…
Hubbardand Gable were fast friends and fellow adventurers. While Hubbard waswriting for Columbia Pictures in 1937, the studio often called upon himto doctor scripts for Gable—giving him a unique knowledge of the man andinspiration for characters like Blacky Lee.