The second book in the tetralogy, The Four Winds of Love, John Ogilvie is the central figure again, now in his second cycle, which begins with his peak in the theatrical and musical world of New York, and encompasses his years of service in an unusual branch of the British Intelligence, in and about Greece and the Aegean Islands. There seem two distinct stories in the book:- the first, against the theatrical background, traces the severing of the ties in a love affair with a French actress. The second, the approach, culmination and tragedy of his love for the little Greek girl, against the background of the war. Although the book is crammed with incident, it seems padded, overlong, and lacking in any deep emotional value. Disappointing.