INTRUDER FROM THE SEA by Gordon McDonell

INTRUDER FROM THE SEA

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Another superior suspense story (My Sister, Goodnight, etc.) pursues a course of feverish activity and glazes over its occasional improbabilities with some strong sentimental liens. Sam Freeman, back from the wars, first meets Liza on the way home to Alice, and his sense of responsibility towards Liza- her unhappy past (her parents and brother had been lost on route to Abyssinia) and her unhappy present with Johnny- her adopted brother is also partly attraction. Ten years later, married to Alice, and the father of two children, he meets Johnny on the beach, learns that he has finally married Liza, and suspects that he is connected with a Russian submarine which has turned up off the coast. The F.B.I. insists that he renew the contact with Johnny and Liza; the man he meets as Steve her new found, long lost, brother, is obviously a spy; his recognition of their identity is rewarded by the attempt against his life- in which Alice and the children are also victims; and it is finally Liza who is alerted to the imposture and who destroys them with her life.... A sure stimulant, for the dark of the night rather than the cold light of day. The Dorothy Hughee market.

Pub Date: Oct. 6th, 1953
Publisher: Little, Brown- A.M.P.