Edition: First printing.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950. dj. Hardcover first edition - Hard-boiled novel featuring federal narcotics agent Reed Smith, published posthumously (although the dust jacket does not give a hint of that), incorporating Adams' pulp novellettes (including one with the same title) and completed by Bellem. Adams was a friend of Raymond Chandler, and wrote in the same noir tradition. 241 pp. Dust jacket art by Bill English.
Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.