Written in 1905, this is the first of Edgar Wallace’s adventures to feature the Four Just Men, a collective of European men of position who see it as their duty to execute those criminals that, for whatever reason, the law cannot or will not touch. In this adventure, the Four Just Men set their hand against the British Foreign Secretary. Concerned that an extradition bill about to be passed into law will result in the deportation of certain leading dissidents back to their home countries where they face torture and death, they tell the minister that if the bill is not stopped then he will die. The Minister tries to ignore the threats and determines to pass the bill into law. Will he evade death? Will the police track down his persecutors? Will their devilishly cunning scheme work?