First Edition stated. Russian set novel. "A count and his beautiful daughter place themselves under the protection of the futile old Colonel. The regiment mutinies and goes over to the Bolshevik cause. The officers, the count, and his daughter are made prisoners. The story of these prisoners, with nothing but the wits of a pretty girl between them and torture, throbs with danger and daring." Geilgud became an officer in the 6th Battalion, The King's Shropshire Light Infantry, but left active service after being wounded in 1915. He spent the rest of the war with the War Office (1916–17) and the British Military Mission in Paris (1917–19). Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket, some loss at spine ends.