First U.K. edition. Author's first book using this pseudonym. Fine in dust jacket lightly soiled on the back panel. Philip St. Ives is assigned to recover a rare tenth century brass shield that has been stolen from a Washington museum. The shield is being ransomed for a quarter of a million dollars, and is being sought not only by St. Ives, but also by representatives of an African nation. St. Ives soon finds himself involved in a case of intrigue, deceit and murder.
Inventory Number: 6070