Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 1984. First Edition. The author's highly-regarded first book, featuring CIA analyst Jack Ryan. Basis for John McTiernan's Oscar-winning film, starring Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, and Scott Glenn. Item #1719
First Printing, conforming to the following points: book measures 9.25" tall, with 18 lines of text on copyright page, no statement of edition, and weighing 1lb. 13 oz.; dustjacket unpriced, with 6 reviews on rear panel. Octavo; full red cloth, with titles stamped in silver on spine, and decorations stamped in blind on front panel; dustjacket; 387pp, . Bookplate signed by the author loosely laid in. Base of spine gently nudged, else Fine in a Fine dustjacket, with some trivial rubbing to extremities.