ON THE INSIDE by Ted Wood

ON THE INSIDE

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The sixth in the Reid Bennett series finds the police chief of Canada's Murphy Harbour delaying his honeymoon to go undercover in the remote gold-mining town of Elliot, at the request of the Ontario Provincial Police. Seems the police force there is crooked, and Lewicki, who informed on them, turned up dead. With the beautiful Freda and his ferocious German shepherd Sam, Reid sets up house, joins the force, and is soon into heavy-duty graft, extortion, and more--there are plans afoot to waylay the next shipment of gold bullion out of the mine. A hooker nearly dies, most of the cops--from the chief on down--can't be trusted, and the mine manager is almost too helpful, eagerly demonstrating that some nuggests that a driller (now dead) had on him were fakes. Several twists and turns through police and mine security later, Reid calls in the OPP to take away the bad guys and overhaul the police department staff once and for all. Solid stuff, with the brawny Reid and his macho dog Sam a strong contender for adventure-partner honors.

Pub Date: June 1st, 1990
Publisher: Scribners