"They are letting me say good-bye. I'm to be shot to-morrow. It will be over by the time you get this..." Laura stood, pale and trembling, in the veiled dress she was to have worn as Jim Mackenzie's bride, and gave her word to marry Basil Stevens, a man she scarcely knew. In his unexpected visit Basil had made three things clear: Laura was the heiress of the great Hallingdon fortune; Jim faced a Soviet firing squad; and only this marriage would save Jim. Why? What was the plot that threatened to destroy him? It was not until Laura phoned Jim late one night after he had returned to England, half insane with grief, that he had an inkling of the truth about the remorseless power back of it all, and its single, far-reaching purpose. How Jim saves Laura from her fate underlies one of the most exciting mysteries Patricia Wentworth has written. Red Shadow was originally published in 1932. This new edition features an introduction by crime fiction historian Curtis Evans. "When I pick up a book by Patricia Wentworth I think, now to enjoy myself—and I always do." Mary Dell, Daily Mirror