Boston, Little, Brown and Co. 1939. First US edition. Publisher's green cloth, titled in darker green to the spine and front board. In original pictorial dustjacket. A clean, bright, near fine copy- book has previous ownership to flyleaf, jacket a little edgeworn. Shows well. An increasingly forgotten tale of adventure in which a sporting tourist indulges in a spot of ill-advised envelope pushing. A wonderful suspense, one of the most hair-raising and clever tales of pursuit you will ever read, which was the basis for the 1941 Fritz Lang movie 'Man Hunt'. Peter O'Toole played 'the Englishman' in the 1974 film adaptation. Item #42256
Listed in Men's Journal as one of 'The 15 Best Thrillers Ever Written'.