New York: Macmillan, 1948.
First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Good+ with no dust jacket. Item #14077
Library stamps/marks/labels/slip, protector peel on paste-downs, shelfwear, light cock, otherwise light wear. Not a rebind, but a publisher's library binding. Solid hardcover. ; "American mining engineer Bob Graydon is the hero of this spy thriller set in Malaya during the closing days of the World War II Japanese occupation." - Myron J Smith Jr and Terry White; Cloak and Dagger Fiction: An Annotated Guide to Spy Thrillers, Third Edition; 2948. Allen J Hubin; Crime Fiction IV 1749-2000: A Comprehensive Bibliography; page 837. Author's prior non-fiction work was Hurricane's Wake: Around the World in a Ketch, about his 1930s sailing voyage around the world on a boat he constructed. During World War II, Kauffman was with the OSS targeting Japanese-occupied Malaya, which brings a lot of local detail and flavor to this thriller.; Ex-Library; 202 pages.