'The story centres round the family establishment of Sir Peter Brace, his daughter, Enid, his butler, Spencer, and his Chinese cook, Lee Wang. Sir Peter is an English aristocrat, dispossessed of his family property at home, and determined to make his fortune by big business in New Zealand. He is, however, ruthlessly opposed 'by 'the Ryan crowd,' whose real identity no one can discover. By a series of machinations, in which Enid's lover, Eric Aimsbury, becomes involved, Sir Peter is reduced from his attitude of unremitting despotism to one of abject humility. Tlie identity of 'The Decker,' who murders men on a wholesale scale, after first sending them a warning sign, is dramatically revealed. Sir Peter finds that he has had enemies within his own household, and is forced to surrender and ultimately goes on the land. Enid gets her man and so everything ends happily.'
'Australiana', West Australian, 30 May 1931, p.4.