Savage Streets

Savage Streets

William P. McGivern

Mystery & Thrillers

Every man, and every community, has its breaking point. This is the arresting and powerful idea which is examined by William P. McGivern in his new novel, Savage Streets. The suburban development of Faircrest had seemed a model of contemporary values, pleasures and problems, its young home owners sane and intelligent — until the unexpected happened. Then John Farrell’s son began to steal, the Wards’ boy lied in terror about a fight he had been in at school and a German Luger disappeared from the Detweillers’ home. It became apparent that an ugly and mysterious influence was operating within the peaceful blocks of Faircrest. The adults recognized the danger signals. It was obvious their children’s values and safety were being threatened. This was a time for calmness, for issues to be clearly defined. But the parents failed to realize that their own values were also put to test in this explosive situation. A conviction of righteousness swept through the community like a grass fire, and with it an impatience with the law and a disregard for the rights of anyone beyond the threatened portals of Faircrest. What man, what individual life is ever strong enough to survive such a spell of riot? Here, in a tense and unusual book, is a sobering picture of what could happen in any modern American community.
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Rogue Cop

Rogue Cop

William P. McGivern

Mystery & Thrillers

The rogue cop was a good cop — smart, brave, experienced. But there was dirt on his hands. The dirt came from his association with the underworld — with Ackerman, numbers king, and other racketeers. These paid the rogue cop well for the cover-up jobs he did for them. Trouble came when they asked the rogue cop to stop his younger brother, Eddie, also on the force, from testifying against them in court. And when Eddie insisted on talking, a hired gangster shot him. The underworld the rogue cop had served had killed his own brother.
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The Chameleon Man

The Chameleon Man

William P. McGivern

Mystery & Thrillers

Witty, original and unforgettable, a classic pulp tale of the bizarre that takes The Invisible Man to the next level. Originally published in Amazing Stories, January 1943. A clever and entertaining variation of the invisible man theme, but with a unique a kind of invisibility previously not seen in fantasy fiction: for unspecified reasons, a young man has turned into something of a chameleon - he can perfectly blend into the background. Not completely invisible - you stare long enough & you see some sort of a ghost. And by exerting energy, he can make himself visible for short periods. The young man\'s peculiar physical condition is not as fantastic and unprecedented as one might at first believe. Everyone has had the experience of meeting a person who makes almost no impression whatsoever on them. People with such anemia of the personality are constantly being forgotten, overlooked even by friends who know them well. Their presence in a room will be unobserved for several minutes and, frequently, such people will be completely ignored, even when they are sitting or standing in plain view. In nature, the chameleon has similar properties but for a definite reason, namely that of defense against its stronger enemies.
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The Caper of the Golden Bulls

The Caper of the Golden Bulls

William P. McGivern

Mystery & Thrillers

Black Dove... The identity of the notorious criminal, Black Dove, still baffles the officers of Interpol, the Surete and Scotland Yard. But there is nothing to connect him with Peter Churchman, an Englishman living quietly in Southern Spain with his bright new love. Until Angela reappears, fragile and evil, with her old power over him and her old craving for money... *** "Full of surprise twists and authentic Spanish settings." Observer
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