Publication: William Morrow, 1969, New York
First edition. Tiny abrasion to bottom edge of front panel, else fine in dust jacket. Introduces Philip St. Ives. 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 intrique, deceit and murder. Scarce.
Inventory Number: 21410