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Mr. Moto Is so Sorry based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Calvin Gates is a young American traveling to Ghuru Nor in Mongolia to join a scientific expedition. While taking a boat from Japan to Korea he is befriended by Mr. Moto. On the same trip he meets an American artist named Sylvia Dillaway who is also en route to Ghuru Nor, accompanied by a Russian courier named Boris. The Russian presents Sylvia with a cigarette case as a gift. Later he tells Calvin that the cigarette case is important and it will be better if Calvin carries it instead of Sylvia. A friend will ask for the case in Ghuru Nor. Before Calvin can learn more, Boris is shot dead in front of him by an unknown assailant who escapes. When Calvin and Sylvia get to their destination, they learn that several people want the cigarette case which contains a secret code. The most aggressive of these are an Australian soldier of fortune who is working for the Prince of Ghuru Nor and a Japanese army officer who represents extreme militarists in his own country. The head of Russian intelligence in China is also making a bid for the case while Mr. Moto's job is to make sure that a war between Japan and Russia is averted. Although no film was made based on this particular book, 20th Century-Fox did produce eight Mr. Moto films before World War II starring Peter Lorre as the famous Japanese intelligence officer. The same studio made one more film in the series in 1965 with Henry Silva as Mr. Moto.
This book is an exciting thriller written by a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. Most of the story takes place on a trip by two young Americans to Ghuru Nor in Mongolia prior to World War II.