The best thing Kelland has done for some time -- more meaty, wider appeal, to old and young, men and women. A romance,far and away better than the average, against the background of the shifting panorama of financial circles during the years(1885-1914) which saw the birth of large corporations, the gold versus silver problem, and the increasing importance of international relations. Again and again comes the conflict between the personal interests of the characters, and the larger interests of the House of Phillipse and Van Horn responsible for the security of thousands who trusted its integrity. Jan, the central figure, is one of the most appealing characters imaginable. Sure of a good sale and wide circulation, and a safe choice for men who want good fiction with sound business background.