R-r-r-O-O-O-A-A-A-R-R-R. The car is off. GASCOYNE is on the move. Telephone Flash! ""Roughah's just been shot between the...

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GASCOYNE

R-r-r-O-O-O-A-A-A-R-R-R. The car is off. GASCOYNE is on the move. Telephone Flash! ""Roughah's just been shot between the eyes."" GASCOYNE to the scene. Police Commissioner O'Mallollolly coming out of house looking guilty. Giant tree sloth climbing down rope from window smoking filter tip cigarette. Roughah's wife necking and departing with Chauffeur. Nude mistress running around house. GASCOYNE'S insight- ""it's a bad day for somebody."" R-r-r-O-O-O-A-A-A-R-R-R! Typical even in a novel crowded with such scenes as GASCOYNE watching house demolition by ultrasonic sound. GASCOYNE meeting character with octopus tentacle (or something) waving from left ear. GASCOYNE in possession of ultimate secret weapon--the Micro Mouse. GASCOYNE leading troops in attack on Police Tower, etc., etc. GASCOYNE (""no spring chicken"") is one OPERATOR and he usually operates his umpteen projects via telephone from his ever-moving car. And of course he controls the town until an O'Mallollolly inspired rebellion decenterizes GASCOYNE CENTER. It's sometimes quite comic, sometimes tedious but ""crazy things go on all the time in Betsy Hills so only some crackpot would call the police."" Hello operator. Get me the...

Pub Date: March 23, 1966

ISBN: 1615576207

Page Count: -

Publisher: Putnam

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1966