Woodstock, VT; Foul Play Press, (1986) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A stand-alone suspense novel, one intended to highlight the consequences of our toxic waste problem - the title refers to the surreptitious and illegal dumping of toxic chemical wastes. "A young graduate journalism student attempts to find out whether the excessive suicides (including his girl friend's mysterious death) occurring in a small New Jersey town are merely coincidence or the result of the town's being a 'toxic nightmare' deadly to live in and exorbitantly expensive, if not virtually impossible, to clean up. Collins has painted a vivid, chillingly realistic picture of what is facing this country with continued indiscriminate dumping of toxic chemicals. The ultimate horror skillfully described is the total detachment exhibited by large companies and their employees." (Library Journal) SIGNED on the title page. 218 pp plus author's note. ISBN: 0-881500771.