By Thomas Gifford
A mad Nazi plot supplies Cassidy an opportunity to save lots of his estranged wife—or lose her forever
As the airborne dirt and dust settles on international warfare II, detective Lew Cassidy’s spouse has get back from the lifeless. A German determine skater with a film-star face, she had lower back to her domestic state while the battle started to take care of her unwell father; Cassidy later heard she died in the course of an Allied bombing raid. yet within the weeks after the German hand over, the united states military unearths her in Bavaria, with amnesia and married to Manfred Muller, an SS swashbuckler on the best of the army’s most-wanted list.
In the war’s final days, Muller escaped Germany with a historical golden minotaur sculpture, making plans to promote the statue and use the proceeds to set up a Nazi underground within the usa. whilst Muller disappears within the wilds of Maine, the military supplies Cassidy an opportunity to serve his kingdom. To capture the Nazi, he’ll use his spouse as bait, and desire he doesn’t lose her a moment time.
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I reach into the drawer, slide out a wicked knife, and whittle a half-inch away from all four sides of the cake. Precisely. Like a surgeon amputating someone’s arms and legs. I chew thoughtfully. “Good job,” I hear Old Lady Campbell telling Zack. “Good job,” I say to what’s left of the crumb cake. But why am I uneasy? I have a lot to be uneasy about. And the very worst is Diglio, with a bomb unburied in his backyard. Bomb. I stand up. The chair tips over and bangs against the refrigerator. I rush down the hall—past the bedroom with Fred in a frenzy—and slam open the studio door.
Ursula’s front lawn, get soaked in the sprinkler, and head for our kitchen door. 54 Chapter 10 Mom is in the backyard with Mary, pruning the rosebush. “Maybe I can save it yet,” she says. ” I don’t stop. ” She wipes her forehead. ” “Learning Bach,” Zack says. I’m almost dancing up and down on the back steps as he launches into Bach’s life story. He’s probably making half of it up. At last we skitter into the kitchen and grab a pair of tuna fish sandwiches to take with us. Linny blocks the hallway.
But now Zack is making pizza eyes at me that fortunately Pop can’t see. For a moment I’m confused. Then I see Pop’s shovel leaning against the wall with his wire cutters, hacksaw, and a loop of rope. I hardly pay attention to the rest of Pop’s talk. I’m trying to think how we’ll explain what we’re doing with 37 that stuff. I decide to meet the whole thing head-on. “We’ll build Steadman a playhouse,” I say. But for once Zack doesn’t get it. ” His voice is desperate. I understand. Following Steadman around will make this the worst summer on record.