Gideon's Sport - Gideon, Bk 16 Author:J. J. Marric (John Creasy) It was summer in London. They were even having a heat wave, and Commander Gideon of Scotland Yard was receiving some disturbing information. — Lemaitre, the superintendent in charge of one of London's toughest districts, reported that there was going to be a wholesale doping of the horses in the Derby. And the South African cricket team was due ... more »t... more »o tour England, and there seemed certain to be protests about the team's insistence on its all-white make-up.
There was also a possibility that the presence at Wimbledon of the black tennis player Barnaby Rudge was going to get special attention from certain groups.
The world of sports is indeed a complex one?and sometimes a very crooked one.
Wimbledon, the Test Match, the Derby: something stirring around all of them that would keep Scotland Yard at least alert?and probably very busy.
And harried as Gideon was around London that warm, busy summer, he found that at home he had problems, too, affecting his wife and his daughter Penny.« less