SAIGON SINGER is the first Hugh North mystery story written after World war II. North returns to Asia where he was last seen in the SINGAPORE EXILE MURDERS. Now Major North goes to Saigon to track down a tangled web of traitors, blackmailers and smugglers who include a Swiss banker, a beautiful singer and at least one imposter. The author shows that he hasn't lost his touch after returning himself from military service in Europe. Besides a good mystery story, Mason gives us a look at a slice of Saigon life before Indochina's post-war troubles begin in earnest.