Wallace, Edgar - The Iron Grip (1929)
The iron grip of the title belongs to 'Wireless' Jack Bryce, an ex-Army
man of great strength, who is hired by a solicitor, Mr. Hemmer, for jobs
outside the purview of his existing staff of legal clerks and
accountants. Beginning as a bodyguard and standover man, Jack progresses
through the ten shortish stories in this volume until he has
demonstrated his skills as a detective, attained a permanent post, and
found true love. Lightweight but competent work from Wallace.
The Iron Grip should soon be available from Gutenberg Australia.