Cronin, "and editorialize that you are going to be set up for a double-cross
, well, that is just negatively coloring the issue.
The language is riveting and so addictive that by the time you realize the plot plays thin even up to the author's trademark double-cross
denouement, it's too late.
The Countess was the victim of a double double-cross
, if such a thing is possible.
First up, he's needed to help solve a murder that plays to his ability to double-cross
and the plot becomes more contrived.