First U.S. edition. Minor rubbing to bottom edge of cloth and tiny red ink smear to rear fly leaf, else fine, bright copy in dust jacket, lightly soiled on rear panel with light wear to spine ends and the extremities. An elaborate conspiracy in which an unwitting substitute is supposed to take the place of a murderer, and die in his place. Barzun & Taylor say, "the most gripping and best written of the Hull novels" and that "the last twenty pages keep one on the edge of one's chair."
Inventory Number: 23822