FIGHTING THE UNDERWORLD by Philip S. Van Clse
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FIGHTING THE UNDERWORLD

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The author of this book was elected District Attorney in Denver, in 1920. He faced opposition to law enforcement on both fronts. The city officials were lax and corrupt; the lawless element has their well-organized spy system. Against these forces, Van Cise opened fire. This is the story of his battle, a true detective story with all the elements of thrill. The methods he used were those one reads of in spy stories -- he got his evidence -- he got his men -- and he was under fire of bribery, legal red tape, skullduggery -- but he proved it was possible to clean up a city. Market -- those who like thrillers with the element of truth; those who are civic-minded, both men and women. It is good reading, as well as good ""uplift"".

Pub Date: Jan. 11th, 1936
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin