Edition: First printing.
London: Headline (Hodder), (1995) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - The title of this unpredictably violent novel is a "metaphor for the unpleasant, self-defeating things we sometimes do because we think they offer a way out of life's trap." Three female college students, on a trip to Bend, looking for a bit of excitement, meet up with three male drifters parked in an empty campground, and their stories gradually unfold during a long, cold night in Oregon. Peter Straub calle this "sleek, nasty, perfectly focused, smart as hell, absolutely convincing and utterly single-minded. . the kind of book which enlarges and enriches the genre of the thriller." INSCRIBED on the title page to noted Oklahoma book collector Larry Owen. Laid in a SIGNED promotional card, and a brief handwritten note on a "Liz" card. Although Engstrom is an American writer, this is the true first edition, and the only hardcover edition. 214 pp. ISBN: 0-747214484.
Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket (usual toning to the pages - but very uncommon in the first edition and especially so signed)