New York: Stephen Daye, [1944]. Octavo, boards. First U.S. edition. A Dr. Palfrey novel. Espionage novel of WW II in which Dr. Palfrey and his associates travel to Nazi occupied Europe to locate missing scientists. The Dr. Palfrey stories are "...enjoyable if a little sensational. The later development of the Palfrey series into the science fiction field is most interesting-on the surface they might appear to be thrillers concerning evil attempts to plague the world into submission, but the underlying messages are frightful and prophetic." - Pederson (ed.), St. James Guide to Crime and Mystery Writers, (4th ed.), pp. 243-253. "It has been speculated that Dr Palfrey's secret organization, which is called Z5 and is staffed by men with near super powers, neatly bridges the gap between Doc Savage and The Man from U.N.C.L.E., and probably inspired the latter." - SFE online. Top page edges a bit dust soiled, a fine copy in a very good to nearly fine dust jacket with a small closed tear to upper front panel, spine panel a bit age darkened, mild rubbing to folds and a little shelf wear to spine ends (20895). Item #20895

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