ADVANCE AGENT by John August
Kirkus Star


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Good on all counts, this topnotch American romantic intrigue yarn, by a practised hand. Not particularly subtle nor original, just first rate reading. There is Lynn Scovil, mad for publicity and power and fronting a Nazi spy set-up in a college town in the Berkshires; there is Gail, whom he wants to marry, but who has been avoiding the issue; there is his daughter Connie, friend of Gail's and determined to prevent the marriage. The heat is on with the arrival of journalist Bill, whom Connie loves, and Garrett, an FBI plant in the shape of a German-escaped prisoner, who falls for Gail. The two manage to round up and shoot down the local Gestapo cluster. Easy renting.

Pub Date: Jan. 21st, 1941
Publisher: Little, Brown