First Edition stated. Martinot dustjacket art. "Three murders aboard a small Japanese steamer westward bound, solved by news service reporter Larkin, who lets an insurance detective aboard take the credit. Stolen plans, vanadium contracts, missing heiresses and plenty of complications -- plus romance." Scarce title. Very Good but for unfortunate loss to cloth at top spine end and some mild indentures at top page edge near spine tip, in nearly Very Good dustjacket, some general rubbing to panels, dime sized chip at top spine end, shallow loss at lower spine end, small chip at mid rear spine edge.