When a shipment of iridium is stolen, the Saint hatches a scheme to recover the goods - but then one of his prime leads is murdered, and he's framed for the crime. He escapes to Galveston in Texas in pursuit of a man who has been sabotaging weapons factories, only for him to turn up burnt to a crisp.
The Saint has to contend with the local police, a trio of mysterious men, and a beautiful Russian in his attempt to get to the bottom of what is going on.
Leslie Charteris was born in Singapore and moved to England in 1919. He left Cambridge University early when his first novel was accepted for publication. He wrote novels about the Saint throughout his life, becoming one of the twentieth century`s most prolific and popular authors.