In 1973, Don Pendleton had this to say about the writing in his very successful original The Executioner: Mack Bolan Series of Action/Adventure: "The books are narrated as the closest thing to docudrama, with an authoritative third-person objective viewpoint occasionally shifting into stream of consciousness via Bolan and other characters. The emphasis is to explain the action as an approving, historical account in a stirring presentation, and to dimension as much as possible the violent activities of the hero."
"Styling of the Mack Bolan stories requires a structure for carrying fast-paced hard-hitting action sequences. The writing is punchy, declarative, stirringly graphic. The reach is toward the reader’s belly, designed to evoke visceral response and rousing empathy. This is 'heroic' fiction."
Open Road Media will release ebooks of 37 Original Executioners by Don Pendleton on December 16, 2014. The ebooks can now be pre-ordered at Amazon, Nook, Kobo and other online ebook retailers.