From one angle, Deeping is an item most shops must stock, for -- good, bad or indifferent, his novels have a market. This is routine Deeping, not so good as his beat, nor so mediocre as his worst. A dweller in an ivory tower is attracted to the sensitive wife of a sadistic, crippled husband. When she kills her husband, after he has kicked her dog to death, she turns to Luce and he determines to hide her. He and an aged lawyer succeed in faking a trailer trip and get her out of the country. All's well that ends well. Attentuated plot, but not uninteresting. And written with the well-seasoned Deeping formula of blending sentiment with romance.