Ernest Homingway, and more recently Baerlein in his life of BELMONTE, THE MATADOR, have created a market for bull fight material. Here is fiction, using the same rich background and glamorous trimmings, and telling the colorful story of the retired matador, Don Jose, secure in his conviction of a permanent place in the sun, but losing everything through the defections of his three sons. The story is fascinating, at times; but at the close, one feels that it is inconclusive and disappointing. The picture of life in a Spanish village, the bull fight scenes, all that will make it of interest to that particular clientele. There is enough of romance and glamour to give it additional value from the circulating library angle, and there is less of the element of shock than in Marguerito Steen's earlier books.