In a sinister cabaret the dancing feet of Anthony Hamilton tap out a message of life or death for an uncrowned czar. Anthony Hamilton, head of the U.S. counter-espionage service, flew to Monte Carlo when it was rumored that the Number One secret service agent of Japan, Henri de Graulchier, was planning a coup that would bring on another World War. „"The Case of the Man in the Shroud"” is a novelette by Max Brand, one of the greatest western authors of all time. The plot is well constructed with well drawn subsidiary characters and provides a number of interesting twists. Great read with Max’s leading off to unexpected places with characters you come to know personally. Max leads the reader to characters bigger than life.