Case of the Cop's Wife by Milton K. Ozaki
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The cop’s wife is inadvertently abducted during the getaway of a heist, and to further complicate things she’s getting ready to give birth at any minute. Her husband, the cop, is a hard-nosed robbery detective which lends itself to the police procedural feel of the book rather than a typical heist story narrative. The entire books takes place in a few hours and the compressed time keeps things moving at a breakneck pace. The criminal characters were very well drawn and the dialog between them was strong point as the novel shifts viewpoints from the police investigation to the criminal’s flight and hide-out. Yet another excellent Gold Medal crime book.