FICTION: Due Reckoning

DUE RECKONING—Stephen McKenna —Little, Brown ($2.50). This is the last volume in the series of three called The Realists. The central figures in the series are again three: Ambrose Sheridan, titan and punching politician, who marries Auriol Otway who loves Max Hendry. In Due Reckoning, the Gordian knot of this situation is not sliced but neatly untied by Author McKenna. That he had the untying in mind when he first pulled the strings tight is sufficiently obvious; and Auriol's prayers for the one chance in a hundred that will release her from...

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