In 1938 the shocking news came through that Gerard A. Dohovan (""Father Jerry"" as he was affectionately known) had been killed by bandits in Manchukuo. A modern martyr in every sense, his story, written by a fellow Maryknoll missioner, is both thrilling and tragic. Punctuated by Father Considine's keen wit, it is good reading, a bit prejudiced in favor of the Roman persuasion, but that is more natural than objectionable. Some perhaps may find too many of the gory details of the slaying recorded. However, Father Jerry's courageous death carries a challenge to stay-at-homes.