THE DESPERATE SEARCH by Arthur Mayse

THE DESPERATE SEARCH

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A sentiment-suspense job which defies probabilities, plays on some exposed motions, and comes up with a romance which has its vulnerable appeal. For Vince Ardagh, hot pilot during the war- nov flying in Canada, had been left by his wife Nora who had ded for Hollywood- with their children- expedient for her career. With the loss, and he crash, of the plane bringing Don, eight, and Janet, short of three, to Vince on a sit- it is Vince, along with Jule, a reporter, who conducts the desperate search for the missing plane, while Nora arrives there to play the situation for all its worth publicity-wise. And as the plane comes down in the mountains, it is only the children no are left alive, to face the threat of bears and a tomcat cougar. Vince, flying day and night to spot the wreckage, is finally grounded, takes off dead drunk on a final search, and comes down in time to save his children from the cougar. And in so doing, also finds a new mother for them... A superficial but sure handling of some moments obvious excitement and emotion, this qualifies for an evening of escape.

Pub Date: Feb. 20th, 1952
Publisher: Morrow