An adventure in search of freedom. Kerlow, ex-master of a boys' school, wins a chance to roam the world, and we meet him on a Malay beach, about to start an overland journey through the jungles. Then he becomes involved with a group of people and a situation that is unpleasantly mysterious and suspicious and appoints himself a committee-of-one to solve it. The interest lies, however, not in the mystery, but rather in the midnight adventures in the jungle, the excursions into pigmy land, the storms. A fairish yarn, loosely hung together, but moderately well written. For those who like adventure on the mystery border line. But not an important book for the average shop.