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First edition. Front jacket flap nearly unattached to jacket, tear half-way up along rear jacket flap hinge, minor black stains along top edge of jacket. Minor stain along board spine head, bookplate on front paste-down endpaper. 1933 Hard Cover. 283 pp. A group of war veterans has an annual reunion at a remote lakeside camp. When the war first ended, they entered into a Tontine investment plan - which provides annuities to members, and the last survivor gets everything left. Over the years, as each member passed away, the survivors get an anonymous note just signed 14, signifying another group that betrayed them during the war. It seems that 14 is doing away with them one by one. As the annual reunion begins, only 11 members arrive. News comes that three of their group - Morris Miller, August Schurman, and Wrigley, have just died. The 14 message arrives soon after. Jimmy Hale, star reporter for the New York Eagle, had been assigned to cover the reunion. He travels to his friend Professor Herman Brierly's nearby camp, and from there they attend the reunion at Higginbotham's camp. As news of the three deaths arrives, Hale and Brierly begin the investigation to see who 14 is, and if the deaths are related. Professor Brierly uses scientific methods to find clues to the case.