London: Collins, 1962. [Maritime Thriller] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (21 x 15cm), pp.255 . Publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles to spine. With the dust-jacket illustrated by John Heseltine, priced at 16s. Blue ink initials to fly-leaf. Light toning and spotting to edges. Sunning mark to head of spine corresponding the jacket chip. Jacket rubbed and chipped to edges, with several large closed tears. Very good. Aboard the SS Campari, all is not well. For Johnny Carter, the Chief Officer, the voyage has already begun badly; but it's only when the Campari sails that evening after a succession of delays that he realises something is seriously wrong. A member of the crew is suddenly missing and the stern-to-stern search only serves to increase tension. Then violence erupts and suddenly the whole ship is in danger. Is the Campari a victim of modern day piracy? And what of the strange cargo hidden below the decks? Item #58869
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