"Wonderful" (New York Times)
"Marvelous" (-- The Spectator (London))
"Ripping Yarn" (-- Daily Record (Scotland))
“One of the few contemporary novels to show Japan as it was and is.” (Japan Times)
About the Author
Oswald Wynd (1913-1998) was born in Tokyo to Scottish missionaries and spent his formative years in Japan. He attended the University of Edinburgh and joined the Scots Guards in 1939. During World War II, Wynd spent three years as a Japanese prisoner of war; it was at this time that he began to write seriously. He is the author of many novels including The Blazing Air and Death the Red Flower. Under the pseudonym Gavin Black, Wynd wrote many well-received thrillers. He died in Scotland.