Publication: Michael Joseph Ltd, 1945, London
First edition. Very slight evidence of bookplate removal from front fly-leaf, else fine, bright copy in dust jacket. In the aftermath of a botched hold-up, intended to finance the activities of his IRA cell, a wounded Johnny McQueen takes shelter in the back-alleys of Belfast, a shadowy underworld where sanctuary is freighted at every moment with peril. Meanwhile, a vast police manhunt is launched -- a net that closes steadily, remorselessly in upon him. Basis for the Carol Reed film starring James Mason. A top-notch thriller of a book published during World War II and a difficult title.
Inventory Number: 17194