The author of Brain Guy writes in a new vein a satiric story of Asiatic exploration which might -- were it better done -- tend to ""debunk"" future ""authentic"" accounts of failures. As it is, it makes pretty dull reading, this story of an unscrupulous scientist who succeeds in having a search for a lost city and hidden treasure heavily financed, who takes with him his ex-wife in the role of niece, to deflect the attention of one of the men, and who hypnotized the fourth member of the party into suicide. On the return of the expedition, the leader alibis himself with a tale of famine, drought, mutiny and enforced retreat. A queer, morbid sort of story, unpleasant and unconvincing. Can't see much market.