"The Destroying Angel." THIS is the best tale of adventure that Louis Joseph Vance has written since The Brass Bowl. It has action, mystery and character. It goes rapidly — from the moment the hero learns of his doom from the lips of three consulting physicians, until, having cheated death, he breaks the spell that seems to bind an innocent but unhappy woman, and refutes her nickname, the Destroying Angel. This is the kind of story a sensible book reviewer does not tell about. Mr. Vance writes to amuse; with him “the story's the thing.” Readers who know The jolly good pastime novel —pleasantly diverting, without , being cheaply sensational; the clean kind of literary excitement that provides amusement which may be taken conscience free.