London: Heinemann, 1959. [Gun-running thriller] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (21 x 14cm), pp.250. Publisher's hardback cloth binding in pictorial dust-jacket priced at 16s. Lightly toned and spotted to edges. Jacket a touch toned to spine, lightly rubbed to edges. Near fine. A modern day pirate adventure, set in the South-Seas. This title was proof read by Ambler's novelist friend Ian Fleming, who was given an advance copy by the chairman of William Heinemann. Curiously, the jacket flap features a quote from Daniel George, who was Fleming's proof reader! Item #52393
HUBIN; Crime Fiction IV p26-7. Gilbert D10, D14.
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