An adventure story, in somewhat satiric vein. A representative of a staid British firm is sent to a part of South America to investigate strange happenings in the book -- keeping department of their representative. He finds a town practically controlled by the head of the South American firm, and an undercurrent of espionage and suspicion which interferes with his activities. The daughter is used as bait -- and ultimately, when he discovers the man implicated to the hilt in supplying arms to revolutionists, he is lured to the field of military occupation and enticed into relations with the daughter. Everything goes haywire -- he is fired peremptorily -- his London fiancÃ‰e throws him over -- he is wounded -- and eventually goes native, and stays to run the hotel. Pretty second rate despite enthusiasm of English comments.