"The author is skilful in illustrating the combined weakness and charm of his hero. Most of the action takes place in the Scillies, and what readers, I think, will most remember is the sense of the islands themselves, their loneliness and wildness and menace. - Howard Spring in the Evening Standard.
"Chiefly notable for two really finely contrasted pictures of the Scilly Isles, winter and summer. Mr. Graham also contrasts two characters with a great deal of insight" - Torquemada in The Observer.
"In this novel Mr. Winston Graham traces the history of four years in the life of David Ashton. From a position of responsibility Ashton drops to one in which he is only a pawn in the hands of a man of striking personality. Slowly the three principal characters are involved in an atmosphere of tension which works to an arresting climax. An intimate drama with an end incalculable until the last page."
"Perfection is a full stop .... Ever the climbing but never the attaining Of the mountain top." W.G.
5. The Dangerous Pawn -1937