Publication: The Mysterious Press, 1984, New York
First edition. Presentation inscription on the fron endpaper to "Lew Buckingham" by James Ellroy. Fine, unread copy in dust jacket. Someone is stalking the streets of Los Angeles, someone who can match Det. Sgt. Lloyd Hopkins point for point in intelligence. But Teddy Verplanck has turned his mind to evil by protecting the innocent......by killing them. He has been so successful for twenty years that not one of his victims has been connected to another. Hopkins and Verplanck face off in a confrontation which pits icy intelligence against white-heated madness and lays bare the souls of two men driven in opposition directions by the same need.
Inventory Number: 32057