Everything has its price, a.k.a. ""One man's pleasure is another's profit,"" even if both seem up for dubious grabs in this third heavyset procedural recalling Det. Supt. Keller of the Munich CID from retirement. A policeman is shot following a bank robbery following a public demonstration, and the last two episodes parallel almost too closely a previously synchronized affair. Then there's a kidnapped boy with a million-dollar ransom down the city's drain. And then there's ganglandsman Schlesinger with many illegal enterprises--the most alluring of which seems to be Fifi Stein who'll do anything to and for anyone. Kirst solidifies the action with a lot of detail but he's a coarse and ordinary writer given to interminable lumpen exchanges like ""'Live and let live.' 'Screw and let screw.' 'To err is human, to forgive divine.'"" which won't improve the limitations of his book or your character.