Gideon's Risk Author:Marric, J. J. "Gideon's Risk gives all of us who are devotedly addicted to following the trails and triumphs of George Gideon of the Yard a chance to welcome new devotees to the brotherhood. And we envy them their chance of gobbling up all the prior Gideons while we are forced to wait for the next one. — In Risk, as in the earlier yarns, a workmanlike suspense... more » is built through the device of a kaleidoscopic pressure of London crimes, testing the professional skills and endurance of Commander Gideon, a man of refreshing maturity. These crimes range from the bestial through the pro leagues to the fanciful. The buildup of suspense is as implacable as is Gideon's pursuit of the murderous Borgman, the man who can smash Gideon's career.
These tales of Gideon-- in their pace, tension and movement-- show no trace of that patronizing leisureliness which has made so much of the current British crime0-fiction dull fare indeed for the leathery palate of this rude colony"« less