REPORT TO THE COMMISSIONER
by JAMES MILLS
284 pages. Farrar, Straus & Giroux.
A few weeks ago New York newspapers played up what looked like a Halloween-party picture in June. It showed a shapely young woman who was wearing the headdress of a ghost costume and a revolver tucked in her belt. The lady was an undercover agent for the New York Police Department, testifying before a crime committee. She claimed that a narcotics indictment based on her work had been thrown out by the D.A. because it fingered one of his personal friends.
James Mills' first novel is about that kind of woman...