Novel, similar in style to Marquand’s famous Mr. Moto novels. A newspaperman, Rodney Jones, who is working in China, encounters a rich American and his daughter. The American is in Peking to buy several pieces of Ming dynasty porcelain, known as Ming Yellow for their particular shade of yellow. Subsequent developments feature Chinese bandits, a warlord-general, and assorted double-dealing.
Sword fights, misunderstandings dramatic verbal and physical duals, and a plot that moves so that you can’t see the complete picture.
Set in America among the landed gentry at the time of the French revolution.