Gideon's Lot - Gideon, Bk 11 Author:J. J. Marric (John Creasy) The call from Captain Nielsen, all the way from New York, startled Gideon, George Gideon, chief executive officer of the Criminal Investigation Department at New Scotland Yard. Nielsen had several important things on his mind--he wondered if Gideon could find out if his country was missing an expert safecracker, and he wanted to warn Gideon abo... more »ut two Americans, one a murdering rapist named Mayhew, who might already be in London; the other a very well-known confidence man named Schumacher, who was on the Queen Elizabeth and would shortly be landing at Southampton.
"We've got a couple of new jobs on our hands," Gideon told his assisstant Lemaitre, when Nielsen had rung off.
They didn't really need any criminals from overseas--they had plenty of native ones.
But Mayhew was in London--lying on the grass in Regent's Park with a foolish, pretty little girl named Alice Clay.
And on the Elizabeth, Schumacher had made friends with an American millionaire.
There was also the Lucci case--he was accused of owning properties which rented rooms to prostitutes.
And there was Barney Barnett, whose wife was a very neat driver of getaway cars.
A policeman's lot is not an easy one. Gideon was all too aware of this. But, when he was suddenly offered the job of assistant commissioner, which would mean moving into a purely supervisory position--with extra honors, with a large increase in salary--Gideon hesitated.
Gideon is a ntionwide name now. His fans are everywhere. And this exciting new novel about him will be warmly welcomed.