New York: Signet / The New American Library, 1973. First Paperback Edition. First novel featuring tough-guy ex-cop Gill Burke, framed by the mob and looking to settle the score. Burke + women + guns + assassins = "an orgy of blistering destruction" (publisher's words - not mine...). Hubin, p.376. Item #3842
First Printing. Octavo (17.75cm); photo-illustrated card wrappers; yellow edge-staining; 190,pp. Inscribed by the author and his wife and cover girl Sherri on the inner front wrapper: "Hi there / Sherri Spillane" [beneath] Hi Tom - Enjoy the blondes and the bullies - good to see you! Mickey Spillane." Hint of sunning to upper edge of textblock and upper front joint, a few tiny rubs, else very Near Fine.