By Robert Goldsborough
To turn into a part of the Nero Wolfe legend, Archie Goodwin needs to end up his worth
Archie Goodwin involves manhattan urban hoping for just a little pleasure. In his 3rd week operating as an evening watchman, he stops burglars of their tracks—with a couple of sizzling lead slugs. pushed aside from his task for being “trigger-happy,” he parlays his newfound notoriety right into a activity as a detective’s assistant, assisting sincere sleuth Del Bascom resolve instances just like the Morningside Piano Heist, the Rive Gauche artwork Gallery Swindle, and the Sumner-Hayes housebreaking.
But it’s the abduction of Tommie Williamson, the son of a brand new York lodge wealthy person, that introduces Goodwin to the guy who will swap his life. Young Tommie has long past lacking, and just one detective is equipped for the task: Nero Wolfe, the heavyset genius of West Thirty-Fifth highway. jointly they'll shape probably the most not likely crime scuffling with duos in history—but first Goodwin needs to locate Tommie Williamson, and turn out to Wolfe that he merits a spot by means of his part.
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