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ABOUT THE SERIES
Jeff Shannon, the Eagle, is an agent with American Military Intelligence.
As described in one of the adventures, while he often while traveling listed his occupation as "correspondent", implying he was a reporter, he was in fact "the ace agent of the G-2 branch of the United States Army Intelligence Service". Usually he answered to the Secretary of War but on occasion he could be assigned temporarily to the State Department.
Shannon is described as being in his late 20's, tall, lean, with brown hair and blue eyes. He is perpetually impeccably dressed in a suit and tie - the shirt being a constant white and the tie always in good taste.
Professionally, Shannon is known, it would seem, the world over or at least in most of the Intelligence departments around the globe. His nickname of the Eagle is also common knowledge, though why he is called that is not known. Even the bad guys know of the Eagle though at least some of them have not been privy to the connection of Eagle to Shannon.
Shannon is, among other things, a master at breaking codes.
"When a problem so difficult as to defy solution presented itself, the Eagle usually whistled."
"[Shannon] was sure there was always a loophole somewhere; that the best of spies leave crevices in their plans where he might get a fingerhold and pry open the whole rotten affair."
More when I have finished the stories.
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Much of the information displayed below comes from the terrific compilation volume put out by Altus Press, editing and Introduction being done by Tom Johnson.
That introduction is especially interesting and it is highly recommend that anyone interested in this series pick up this omnibus and make it a point to read the opening. I for one would have completely missed including The Black Dragon without his information and that would have been a shame. Thank you, sir!
The Eagle Omnibus
Written by Norman Daniels
The complete collection of all the Eagle stories with an introduction laying out the publishing history. The stories are:
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