Gideon's Vote - Gideon, Bk 10 Author:J. J. Marric Commander George Gideon of New Scotland Yard and his assistant, Lemaitre, were discussing some of their current problems when Lemaitre told Gideon that he'd heard the Prime Minister was resigning. — "Got a private line to Number 10?" Gideon asked. — "Good as." — Shortly thereafter Gideon's superior, Rogerson, summoned him. "You heard?" Rogerson a... more »sked. "A general election's coming up."
"That will keep Uniform busy for a bit," Gideon said.
"Not only Uniform. The Home Secretary thinks we might have a lot of bother with the Fight for Peace people and the Q Men. There's a rumor that a lot more money has been going to both campaigns lately, and that both have recruited a lot of toughs to stir up trouble at the election." Rogerson was emphatic.
He had a right to be concerned. One of the people Scotland Yard was--fortunately--already watching was a slim, rich young woman named Amanda, who had said, "We've got to make sure that the members of Parliament and the people know we're serious. We've got to think of something drastic!"
Members of the three main parties were hurriedly convened when news of the coming election was released--so were members of the smaller, sometimes almost fanatical groups.
And meanwhile there were plenty of other problems for Gideon and the Yard--including a fake doctor, a robbery, and a disappearance.
Gideon of the Yard has many friends in the U.S.A. Watching him at work during a period of crisis in British politics should fascinate his old fans and win him a lot of new ones.