The author of I Wake Up Screaming, Destroyer, etc. with a pressure paced, 50-50 romance adventure yarn in the story of Russel Quade, aboard a Tokyo-bound submarine on a sealed orders mission for the Navy. In throwback one gets the story of his love affair with Betty, -- Betty whom he'd met in Japan, where he'd been raised, Betty whom he could not forget and had gone to America to find, whom he'd lived with and then sacrificed to his ambition to become a great diplomat, Betty who had made good in Hollywood and forgiven him to the point of marrying him just before Pearl Harbor, once again to be left behind when he joins Naval Intelligence. His knowledge of Japanese enables him to enter Tokyo, to make the weather forecast for the Doolittle bombing. But the end of the story leaves him there for an obvious sacrifice at the hands of the Japs. Racy romance -- close-up of life on a submarine -- good reading -- and strictly lowbrow entertainment.