New York: Ballantine Books, 1952.
First edition, hardcover issue. 243,  pp. Bound in publisher's black and tan cloth with black spine lettering. Near Fine in Very Good+ dust jacket with light wear and creasing, very little sunning. A juvenile delinquency novel by the author of Reefer Boy and Tomboy dealing with the scourge of heroin: "Every junkie dreams of a golden spike." Includes a three page glossary of slang at the rear with such forgotten terms as "Marine Tiger"-- "a recent arrival from Puerto Rico" and "Petrified"-- "feeling extremely high." Item #140941671