AprašymasRupert Craine is a wealthy, cultured banker, who treats problems of high finance and additions to his collection of paintings with equal seriousness. He is aware, however, that his wife's first husband, who was killed in the war in Italy, was a brilliant artist. Something strange occurs when drawings by the latter suddenly appear on the market and a telegram summons Craine and his wife to Italy. There, the past grotesquely and irresistibly explodes into the present. 'The author manages to depict the English social maze through his hero's intrigued and piercing gaze.'