By a British correspondent with this year's Fire In The Snow to his credit, and from a serialization in the Post, this sets a new high in action adventure, misses no angles for excitement and entertainment on a popular, predominantly masculine, level. As told by Corporal Jim Vardy, this is the story of the Trikkala which left Murmansk in 1945 with a cargo of silver, a Captain-Halsey- with a rumored reputation of piracy, and a girl, Jennifer Sorrel. Staging a sinking of his ship, Halsey murders his crew with the ption of Vardy, Bart, and Jennifer who defy his orders, cut loose a raft. Tried back in England and convicted of mutiny, Vardy and Bart escape Dartmoor when they hear that is heading a treasure-raising expedition from the reputedly sunk Trikkala. With and with her boat, they head for Maddon's Island off Spitzbergen where the lies hidden, engage in a fighting finish with Halsey, salvage the silver and their names... The high charge of hazard here is toned down by the smoothness of making this surely readable (rentable as well).