An often boisterous, rowdy, and amoral tale of three Veterans, Leroy, Jake and Riddle, thrown together by the war, seeking each other out on discharge. Leroy, committed to prissy Edith, almost makes his affaire with Japanese Toshi a reason for not returning to the U.S. Riddle, sunk in the lower depths of fear, Jake, refusing to admit his yearning for the respectable, these three find the answers in San Francisco, answers quite out of order with their own desires. Leroy, forthright and sexy, is pursued by Edith, and gratefully turns her over to Jake who glories in her conventionality. Leroy returns to the islands and Riddle, who finds a woman, understanding and willing to help, turns her down. These are the focus of a madly muddled San Franciscan tri-partite war ending. A non-est for libraries, this does not miss a spark of masculine understanding, human values.