Publication: Random House, 1957, New York
First edition. Fine bright copy in a bright, fresh dust jacket. The title story served as the basis for Richard Thorpe's 1957 film of the same name with Robert Taylor, Dorothy Malone, Gia Scala, Martin Gabel, Jack Lord, and others. A gambling man, down on his luck, is asked to fly some money to a distant point and he'll be paid $25,000.00 for his trouble. He refuses because he's certain that a horse he's bet all his remaining money is a sure winner, but during the race the jockey is murdered and the horse loses the race. He now needs to do what's necessary to earn the $25,000.00, but serious trouble is waiting for him.
Inventory Number: 46140