Troubled times in the far east. Japan, China and Russia are willing to go to any lengths to obtain their goals. The Japanese had their top Secret Agent, the super-polite, and equally super-deadly Mr. Moto who must safely deliver to Mongolia a silver inlaid cigarette case...that's very special. A simple enough task, but with Mr. Moto involved, nothing is what it seems"
"The ingredients of the usual international thriller are mixed with shrewd, grim humour here to make a good tale." New York Times
Right You Are, Mr. Moto
In the final instalment of John P. Marquand's classic espionage series, Mr. Moto returns 15 years after his previous adventure.
ack Rhyce, a paratrooper in World War II, takes on an even more dangerous mission when he becomes a secret agent in the early years of the Cold War. Now he and fellow spy Ruth Bogart have been dispatched to Tokyo to foil an assassination attempt on a leading liberal politician. Murder is only the beginning of this nefarious Communist plot; with the bigger game being to whip up anti-American sentiment in a country that has formed close bonds with its former adversary in the West.
Undercover as do-gooders employed by the Asia Friendship League, Jack and Ruth are met at the airport by Mr. Moto, a would-be tour guide who offers to make their stay more hospitable. The American spies immediately suspect that there is more to Mr. Moto than meets the eye. But whose side is he on? To stop the cunning mastermind behind the sinister scheme, Jack and Ruth will have to learn the secrets of post-war Japan as quickly as possible. Is the mysterious Mr. Moto might their greatest ally, or their worst enemy?
John Phillips Marquand (10 November 1893 16 July 1960) was an American writer best known for his Mr. Moto spy stories, but he achieved critical respect for his satirical novels on social themes, winning a Pulitzer Prize for The Late George Apley in 1938.