First Edition. Dunsany dustjacket art. "Japan and Manchukuo of the present day and a striking element in the story is the assassination of two of Japan's leading statesmen. Americans, Russians, Japanese, an Englishman and a German, who are caught up in a tangled web of murder, hate, love and mystery. The murder of the Japanese statesmen, the sinking of a ship in the Yellow Sea, a man hunt by Japanese secret service agents." Author served in the First World War as a second-lieutenant with the Royal Air Force. Several of Bellah's western stories served as the basis for acclaimed films including: Fort Apache, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, and Rio Grande. Very uncommon in attractive dustjacket. Near Fine in an almost Near Fine bright dustjacket, spine ends rubbed.