The Abbey town of Otterbury in England is the setting for a rough and tumble story of rival school gangs and desperate characters of the post-war black market. A unique venture for an author known in wholly different fields- but one that proves again his amazing versatility. It all starts with a ball thrown through a school window, and the two gangs combining to make good the cost. Then the money the boys have earned disappears mysteriously, and some good amateur detective work follows as the boys plan their tactics and carry them out with efficiency and dispatch. Suspense is held tautly as the readers follow every moment of the mounting excitement. A swell yarn from an exceptional writer.