Edition: First US printing.
Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1976. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's first novel, a story of "political intrigue, irony and suspense, set in a fictional dictatorship that could be Spain." Originally published in the UK under the title 'A Necessary End' (or at the front cover of the dust jacket states "before Franco's death") 184 pp. ISBN: 0-385110723.
Condition: Near fine in a very good dustjacket (faint stamp on front endpaper, a bit of wear to the ends of the dj spine).