New York: Avon, 1960.
First edition. 144 pp. Wraps. An About Very Good copy with a slightly concave creased spine, price scratched on front cover, wear at head and foot. Not a bad copy. One of oft-neglected writer Gil Brewer's better noir novels, of which Bill Pronzini writes, "What makes the novel memorable is its brooding narrative, its mounting sense of doom, and an ending that is both chilling and perfectly conceived. The narrator, McCall, is one of Brewer’s most striking creations – weak and immoral on the one hand, so sadly tragic on the other that the reader cannot help but empathize with his fate." Item #180820002