Pursuit of Arms
By Gerald Hammond
Keith Calder returns
Keith Calder struck a deal with Eddie Adoni for the overhaul of a load of Sterlings and Brownings, although he knew that Eddie’s reputation as an arms dealer was mixed. But the lorry transporting the guns was hijacked outside Keith’s workshop, leaving two men dead.
Keith, aided by his brother-in-law and surreptitiously by Superintendent Munro, begins his own search – a quest which becomes urgent when a member of his family is kidnapped by the hijackers.
Born in 1926, Gerald Hammond lived in Scotland, where he retired from his profession as an architect in 1982 to pursue his love of shooting and fishing and to write full time. After his first novel, Fred in Situ, was published in 1965, Gerald became a prolific author with over 70 published novels. His last title, The Unkindest Cut, was published in 2012. Most of his novels were published under his own name, but he also wrote under the pseudonyms Arthur Douglas and Dalby Holden.