16 AUGUST 1957, Page 23

The Big Frame. By The Gordons. (Macdonald, 10s. 6d.) Industrial

espionage, sabotage, and blackmail is a typically American kind of organ- ised crime; this typically American kind of crime- story about it is convincing and exciting, and would have been even more so without the rather soft-centred sub-plots. Warmly recommended, though.