The story of a great friendship put to the ultimate test -- the Tristan and Isolde pattern, set in Nazi Austria. It is a compelling story, which might have had a better chance if it had been published before Escape (since it is less sustainedly exciting than that yarn) and before Rogue Male (because it is less original than that.) But it is to this double market it can be sold. The plot centers on the efforts of an idealistic young American who risks everything first, to find and rescue the friend of his schooldays, lost in the Nazi anschluss aftermath; later, to find his friend's fiancee, and to bring them together again. Absorbing reading, but not intended as a profound picture of the characters or situation. Top ranking for rentals.