Louis Joseph Vance (1879–1933) was an American author and novelist, mostly known for short stories, and popular novels that brought him universe recognition especially for his character "Michael Lanyard", also known as "The Lone Wolf", that was featured in eight books and 24 films between 1914 and 1949, and also appeared in radio and television series. “The False Faces” by Louis Joseph Vance represents the continuation of adventures from the history of the Lone Wolf. During World War I, a professional thief known already for the reader as The Lone Wolf assigned to discreetly steal a cylinder with important information from behind the German lines and bring it to Allied intelligence headquarters. However, German counteragents set out stop him. And the chief man who was responsible for this counter operation was also responsible for killing the Lone Wolf's relatives.