In a neatly handled story with a fresh setting, Helen Nielsen introduces Larry Willis, star salesman for an American farm equipment company, who earned a trip to Copenhagen for a business convention. With four days free before its opening, he wandered about in a lonely and bewildered state until a stranger addressed him as “MacDonald” and handing him a package containing three hundred dollars. From that moment on he was the busiest man in Copenhagen. He became the unwilling center of an intrigue that involved illegal smuggling of refugees from Russia, murder, and sundry other matters. In the end it netted him a whole new outlook on life, a girl, and a hero’s part in solving this fascinating puzzle.
The characterization, atmosphere, and suspense give Helen Nielsen fans a full measure of her skill as a storyteller and offer the new reader an unexpected pleasure.
Helen Nielsen (1918–2002) was the author of numerous mystery novels and television scripts. Some of her scripts were for shows such as Perry Mason and Alfred Hitchcock Presents. Some of her titles include Woman on the Roof, The Crime Is Murder, and Stranger in the Dark.