Books: Cloak-&-Sworders

PRINCE OF FOXES (433 pp.)—Samuel Shellabarger—Little, Brown ($3).

THE MONEYMAN (434 pp.)—Thomas B. Costain—Doubleday ($3).

''This tiresome betrothal of mine with Francesco della Rovere! And you're still not lord of Città del Monte. Six months to wait—six months at least! Perdition!"

"Long, indeed, Madonna." Once again he held her hand against his lips.

Hammocks up and defenses down, hot-weather fugitives all over the U.S. will soon be taking to passages like this. The prediction is safely made, since the authors of both these books, and their publishers, know what they are up to. Author Shellabarger's Captain...

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