Publication: Walker and Company, 1982, New York
First edition. Author's first book which introduces Professor Gideon Oliver. Inscribed on the title page, "To John Carter, Best wishes, Aaron J. Elkins." Review copy with slip laid-in. Fine in dust jacket. Professor Gideon Oliver is a physical anthropologist who insists that he can identify his assailants by their speech patterns, and can solve crimes by piecing together bone fragments. His overseas teaching assignment seems like a dream-come-true until some men try to kill him. Then it's revealed that two previous "visitors" had mysteriously disappeared. Oliver is determined to discover why he is being followed, robbed, and attacked. A splendid copy of an elusive title.
Inventory Number: 28627