A long day- which goes on into the night- for Superintendent Gideon of the Yard is a quiet documentary of the many cases...

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GIDEON'S DAY

A long day- which goes on into the night- for Superintendent Gideon of the Yard is a quiet documentary of the many cases which appear on the blotter to vary this policeman's lot- never a happy one. He learns that one of his men is involved with the Oriental Chang in a narcotics traffic- and no longer useful- Foster is killed; two little girls are the victims of a sex-crazed killer; Birdy, the stool who has informed on Foster, needs protection and is hunted down by the mob; some mail-van robberies continue to plague him; a vicar is bullied and brutalized by the boys in his neighborhood; and-the robbery of a safe deposit bank is the most challenging coup of all. Through all of this Gideon, a stolid man but majestic when aroused, moves with patience and vigilance and sure skill and this report on the Yard's procedure is made with authority and authenticity- so that it would seem like an inside Job.

Pub Date: Aug. 10, 1955

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Harper

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Aug. 1, 1955