“Gunpowder gold?” exclaimed American secret agent Luther Grimm, “I’d steal and beg and rob and murder for it! For myself? No! For what flames in a man’s heart and soul, for what burns in his brain, for what drives him mad! For his father, facing the enemy with empty guns! For his brothers, condemned to the hell of a prison-ship and imprisonment because the army had no powder or food!”
Grimm had risked his life on the American and European battlefields. Now he was hot on the trail of the two hundred million francs left to the exiled young Russian Duchess Marie of Courtland, and Grimm needed that to fund the battles of the American Colonies… and to buy the needed gunpowder to win their independence.
This edition marks the first time this novel-length adventure has been published in book form. It’s another historical fiction classic by the King of the Pulps, author H. Bedford-Jones.