Silver-space-suited galactic marshal Capt. Victor Corsaire is distracted from arresting smalltime crook Gil Terry when infamous (and impeccably dressed) criminal mastermind Space Vulture raids the planet Verlinap. Capturing Corsaire and a “feisty” planetary administrator, Cali Russell, Space Vulture triggers a battle of wits as he seeks to auction the lawman off to 12 of the galaxy’s most wanted criminals.
Space Vulture is a science-fiction novel by Gary K. Wolf (of Who Censored Roger Rabbit? fame) and his childhood friend, the Archbishop John J. Myers. It is an homage to the cheesy, pulp sci-fi epics they both enjoyed as young boys, specificallyÂ Space HawkÂ by Anthony Gilmore.
Space Hawk (1952)