Captain John Norcross is back for his final two adventures from the pages of Argosy. In “The City of Japheth,” Norcross and his handful of fighting troopers battle Afghan raiders in the lawless mountains of western China. Then in “The Guns of the American,” with Norcross far away, and with two princesses he had entrusted to their care trapped by the hordes of hostile War Lords, his troop of U.S. cavalrymen face cruel odds in western China’s mountains.
William Wirt was a prolific writer of two-fisted adventure stories, renowned for his Argosy tales of mercenary Jimmie Cordie. His professional life was shadowy, and he claimed to have worked for the United States Secret Service, as had his father before him. Few today doubt Wirt’s credentials, for the quality and authenticity of his writing has stood the test of time.
Written by W. Wirt; cover by Paul Stahr; illustrated by Roger B. Morrison & John R. Neill
The Argosy Library #76
The Guns of the American: The Adventures of Norcross, Volume 2 (The Argosy Library) by W. Wirt contains the following stories:
- “The City of Japheth”
- “The Guns of the American”