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Ebook Undercover Cat by The Gordons read! Book Title: Undercover Cat
The author of the book: The Gordons
Edition: Doubleday
Date of issue: June 1963
ISBN: 9997411846
ISBN 13: 9789997411846
Language: English
Format files: PDF
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This is one book I purchased because of the movie. The Disney movie "That Darn Cat" was, I think, the first English movie I saw and enjoyed - even though my mum had do a running translation for me, as I didn't know English then! But I fell in love with D. C. ("Darn Cat") Randall, and Patti and Zeke Kelso too. The villains were sufficiently frightening - a departure from the usual Disney style, where they are also played for laughs. And there was real suspense.

The book is very different from the movie: not in the essential story-line, which is more or less similar, but in the focus. While the movie is cat-centric and includes lot of zany humour, the book concentrates on human beings and most of its humour comes from the eccentricities of the Randall family and the neighbourhood they live in, and the very real difficulties the FBI face in tailing a cat.

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D. C. Randall, the Randall family's five-foot, twenty five-pound Siamese cat is a neighbourhood thug, permanently at loggerheads with Greg Balter, their next-door neighbour for the atrocities done to his garden, dog and the spoils from his fishing and hunting. After one disturbed night when D. C. steels a duck from Balter's porch, Patti Randall, the eldest daughter of the family, discovers a watch around the cat's neck. Her brother Mike points out that it is similar to the one owned by a kidnap victim, a bank teller who was taken as hostage in a bank robbery a week ago. A call to FBI confirms it, and Agent Zeke Kelso and his team are soon in the Randall household setting up a stakeout.

Of course, this plays havoc with the whole community. Since the Randall children are alone in the house (their parents are away on vacation in Europe), the nosy Mrs. McDougall next door decides Patti is taking the occasion to carry on with a young man. Greg who has a love-hate relationship with Patti is incensed. And the FBI agents prowling around tailing a cat with phosphorescent paint on his tail doesn't exactly promote peaceful nights.

The villains, meanwhile, have decided to murder their hostage and run. It now all depends on D. C. to catch them before they carry out their nefarious deed...

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I understand Gordon Gordon, co-author of his book along with his wife Mildred Gordon, worked in the FBI for a time. His experience shows, as there is a genuine veneer of authenticity to the investigation. The humour stems not so much from the incongruity of the situation, and it is perfectly balanced by the real tension about the probable outcome of the victim's fate and the creepy villains.

A short and enjoyable read.


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Ebook Undercover Cat read Online! The Gordons are crime fiction authors Gordon Gordon (12 March 1906 - 14 March 2002) and his wife Mildred Gordon (née Nixon, 24 June 1912 - 3 February 1979).

Probably best known for the novel that the Disney movie That Darn Cat , starring Hayley Mills, was based upon.


Reviews of the Undercover Cat


THOMAS

The beginning is exciting, but at the end of the book is just a very template.

DANIEL

Useful book, lots of information

ABIGAIL

On one Breath

CHARLIE

The idea is great, but sometimes the text suffers

EVIE

Bogus! You could have done better.




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