His appointment book lists no visitors for this darkling hour… nor would he ever expect the incongruous advent of this hulking Norseman whose glaring eyes brim with madness and menace.

Thus, Thorne Shaw’s heart spurts into a percussion of fear.

Doc Savage: Hell-Reapers at the Heart of Paradise
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