New York: Farrar & Rinehart, Inc., 1944. First Edition. Suspense novel set in south Florida, and basis for Don Siegel's 1949 film noir, starring Ronald Reagan as a psychologically damaged biochemist with epilepsy, Viveca Lindfors, and Broderick Crawford. The Dark Page, Vol.1, pp.310-311; Bleiler (1978 ed.), p.213. Item #2380
First Printing. Octavo (21.75cm); light blue cloth, with titling and rule stamped in dark blue and gilt on spine and front cover; dustjacket; xii, 372pp. Fine in a bright, very Near Fine dustjacket, unclipped (priced $2.75), with an 11/16" closed tear along upper edge of front joint.