London: Collins, 1947. [Thriller] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (18 x 12cm), pp.255; , blank. Publisher's burgundy cloth with silver titles blocked to spine, pictorial dust-wrapper designed by Leslie Stead priced at 7/6. Cloth lightly sunned along bottom edge, jacket clean and bright with a couple of ships to crown; near fine. Smuggled illegally into his native land after many years' absence, army deserter Jim Pryce finds himself deposited on a Cornish beach. Little does he suspect, setting out along the road to Penzance, that he is about to walk straight into a mine disaster, and into a story involving his own history. Item #54574
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