The death of a seemingly respectable missionary draws Denis Nayland Smith and his devoted companion, Dr. Petrie, back into the web of the diabolical Dr. Fu Manchu. The investigation takes our heroes on a harrowing journey where they cross paths with the Si-Fan, a rival theosophist society and the famous French detective, Gaston Max. The clash of Eastern and Western cultures contrasts sharply with the age-old battle between the forces of Good and Evil, as Nayland Smith and Dr. Petrie grapple with the fragile truths that rule their world. A suspenseful thriller that moves rapidly between London and Paris in December 1913, The Terror of Fu Manchu is William Patrick Maynard's first novel. This action-packed thriller is the first authorized Fu Manchu adventure in over twenty years and reintroduces Sax Rohmer's classic characters to a new generation of readers.
Sax Rohmer (1883-1959) was a prolific English mystery writer who was best known for creating the master criminal Dr. Fu-Manchu. Born Arthur Henry Ward in 1883 in Birmingham, England, to Irish parents, he received no formal schooling until he was about ten years old and worked in odd jobs before starting his writing career at age twenty. From the 1920s through the 1930s, Rohmer was one of the most widely read and highly paid magazine writers in the English language. After World War II, Rohmer moved to the United States and ultimately settled in White Plains, New York.