A SECRET UNDERSTANDING by Merie Miller

A SECRET UNDERSTANDING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A smooth suspense entertainment deals in the most dangerous commodity of our time, subversion, assigns Ward Matthews, formerly OSS and now a magazine man, to the search for Brock MacDonald, whose disappearance -- after he had been brain-washed in Korea and released from the Air Force- still retained its ugly connotation. Matthews tries to get a line on MacDonald through the wife who had divorced him; it takes him on to wealthy Alicia Beard, whose money had bought and backed more than one doubtful cause; it brings him to the knowledge of MacDonald's murder- and face to face with the German, now Communist agent, who had tortured him during the war. His home front is no longer secure- and cautionary words precede the kidnapping of his child- but while, officially, the case is closed, Matthews cannot ignore his conscience and he brings his enemy to book... Perhaps at times more lively than likely, this is still a wakeful entertainment for the witching hour- and more. You will not put it down.

Pub Date: Jan. 13th, 1955
Publisher: Viking