|Art by Dave Stevens|
Strange creatures resembling human skeletons attack "Bernie" Reinstein, a young woman seeking the help of Doc Savage.
She barely manages to reach Doc's 86th floor headquarters and explain to the Man of Bronze and aides Monk and Ham that her father, a noted geneticist recently-escaped from Nazi Germany, has disappeared!
The three heroes and Bernie return to the site of her attack to discover one of the creatures lying on the ground, then trace his tracks to a nearby warehouse where they encounter a cloaked and slouch-hatted man leaving the building.
When Monk tries to stop him, the shadowy figure shoots him point-blank, but the ape-like chemist's "bulletproof underwear" enables him to survive.
Later, while Monk analyzes tissue samples from the creatures, Ham takes fingerprint samples to Police Commissioner Weston, who's having dinner at the Cobalt Club with Lamont Cranston...
Skeletons, monsters, and Nazis!
Is this the end of The Shadow?
Will Doc Savage rescue Monk and Ham?
What is the secret of the Shrieking Skeletons?
These, and other questions will be answered,