WHO KNOWS WHAT EVIL LURKS IN THE HEARTS OF MEN?

THE SHADOW KNOWS.But no one knows THE SHADOW.Cloaked in darkness and mystery, the man in black is a legend to those who have felt his remorseless hand: The Underworld.One step outside the law and many leagues ahead of the police in the battle against crime, he haunts the forbidding canyons of Manhattan with a mocking laugh that strikes terror into the souls of the guilty everywhere.

With his invisible network of crimefighters who have pledged him their loyalty—and their lives, THE SHADOW stalks a trial of blood that begins with a strange Chinese coin and ends with a king's ransom in jewels.A fortune leading straight into the trap of a brilliant master criminal who has just pulled the job of a lifetime—in another man's skin!Has THE SHADOW met his match at last?

(Originally published in The Shadow Magazine, Volume I, April/June 1931.)