New York, NY: The Viking Press, 1962. [Thriller] REVISED US EDITION. Octavo (21 x 15cm), pp.x; 214. Publisher's cyan cloth with green titles to spine and black endpapers. Top edge green. With the dust-jacket designed by James and Ruth McCrea. Toned throughout. Jacket price-clipped and a little rubbed and chipped to edges, with one small spot of abrasion to front cover. Near fine. An early thriller from Greene, first published in 1934 and heavily revised with a new introduction in 1948. It portrays the murkier areas of London where Drover, a communist bus-driver, has been sentenced to death for killing a policeman in a political riot while defending his wife. A bitter irony hovers over the ensuing battles to save him. Item #57172
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