By the author of Sea Duty. The Sea and The Shore, this has much of the lyrical emotionalism, the sea-feverish tension of all Marmur has written- which give his books a certain quality. This is the story of the gunless cargo steamer, Andromeda, her Captain and crew of old timers who survived the last war and reminisce back to it, the hopeless crossing she is to make from Singapore to Frisco after war has been declared. Taking on two passengers, Nancy Paget, who is young, lovely, arrogant, and Alexander Bane, an older man, the war does not become real to Nancy until the quartermaster is shot from the mast. Falling in love with John Flemming, the chief mate, Nancy finally admits her involvement when the Andromeda is spotted by a submarine, her sinking a surety, even though Bane, Japanese agent, attempts to save the ship and his life... A certain romanticism here does not limit this to a purely masculine market.