Created by David Mazroff
San Francisco-based RICK HARPER is a "tough, hard-nosed sleuth," whom the police seem to respect, and even turn to, when they just can't seem to crack a case. He appeared in a string of short stories in various crime digests in the early seventies.
He's six feet tall, thirty years of age, of Irish-Indian descent, and supposedly looks like Burt Reynolds. Figures. The humour's about the same, too. Anyway, Rick has a degree from MIT, knowledge of judo and karate, a reputation as a ladies' man, and a background that includes stints as an All American football player for USC, an Air Force captain in Vietnam and an agent for both the CIA and the FBI. No wonder he's known as a 'man of unusual talents as a private investigator."
Too bad it all comes off as Boy's Life-type stuff, all Gee-Whiz! and nothing special. Ho-hum.