Fully equipped with patriotic and romantic ardor, this is full, -- and very competent rental reading. It is the story of Diane and Rudi who fall in love in their early teens -- once and for all. She is the daughter of a prominent English naval family, he of aristocratic German parentage and though brought up as an Englishman, Diane's family can never stifle the idea that once a German, always a German. Marriage finally, the advent of Hitlerism, and Rudi is blackmailed by means of a former indiscretion into putting plans before his country. But he redeems this weakness and dies in exposing a Nazi ring. Very storpt -- but better than usual Carfrae.