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Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Lineup

The Lineup by Frank Kane: Three men hit an illegal Chinese gambling den, robbing the illegal setup and killing the Chinese dealer running it with a spray of mustard gas. Leaving the scene a policeman stops the car for running a traffic light, but the driver is shook up and runs him down. Lieutenant Ben Guthrie and Inspector Matt Greb are assigned the case of the hit and run. The crooks hit an illegal horse bookie shop, also using the mustard gas. When the Chinese dealer dies in the hospital the doctor notifies the police that it’s a case of mustard gas poisoning, then a stoolie reports information about the horse bookie robbery, and the dead cop case gets a little bigger.

           I was a fan of The Lineup when it was a radio drama, but missed the TV series that this is based on. However, I have seen the movie and enjoyed this novel. Highly recommended.

Tom Johnson

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