First Edition. Fabulous and timely Hubin listed 'Yellow Peril' mystery novel of a kidnapping related to "a series of events that threatened the peace between" Japan and the United States. "Admiral Takemura, of the Japanese Navy, had mysteriously disappeared one evening, and next morning his skeleton had been found, garbed in evening dress, propped jauntily against a lamp post on San Francisco's busiest street corner. Telegrams flew back and forth between Washington and Mandell of the U. S. Secret Service in San Francisco". Chinatown setting and considerable use of derogatory language in text. Near Fine, Hollywood agents bookplate at front endpaper, in Very Good, fragile dustjacket, fairly shallow chipping at spine ends and few edges, short closed tears at edges.