Fantômas in America
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FANTOMAS IN AMERICA
by David White
based on the character by M. Allain & P. Souvestre and the screenplay by E. Sedgwick & G. Eshenfelder for the serial "Fantômas" (1920) produced by The Fox Film Corporation
cover by Denis Rodier
Fantômas' goals have less to do with the attainment of wealth than spreading fear. His power lies in his sadism, his predilection for perpetrating violence for the sake of violence. He may make off with a treasure here, a jewel there, but the spoils of the crime are less important to him than the chaos he creates. This is not a man driven by greed, but by a lust for destruction.
Everyone thought that the Lord of Terror known as Fantômas had perished aboard the Titanic in April 1912, but they were wrong! Fantômas returns in 1917 New York, on the eve of America entering the Great War. His diabolical plot: to capture Professor Harrington, the only man to know the secret of Eldorado and gold-making. His goal: to rule the New World. His method: to spread terror! The only man who stands in his way: Detective Frederick Dickson.
This original Fantômas novel by David White is inspired from the long-lost 1920 American Fantômas serial written by Edward Sedwick & George Eshenfelder for the Fox Film Corporation.
Contents: Fantômas in America (2007)