• Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1969
ISBN 978-0891901754

£65.00

From the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The all time classic.

Paul Sherman of Interpol's Narcotics Bureau flies to Amsterdam on the trail of a dope king.

With enormous skill the atmosphere is built up: Amsterdam with its canals and high houses; stolid police; psychopaths; women in distress and above all – murder.


'In our business there is no such thing as a person who never makes a mistake.'

Book Condition & Notes

Near-fine first edition with light bruising to top and bottom of the spine. In a near-fine, unclipped dust jacket with a small tear to the top of the spine. On the bottom edge of the inside page there are two small creases on each corner.


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All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.

Alistair MacLean

Alistair MacLean, the son of a Scots Minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. In 1941, at the age of eighteen, he joined the Royal Navy; two and a half years spent aboard a cruiser were to give him the background for 'HMS Ulysses', his first novel, the outstanding documentary novel on the war at sea. After the war he gained an English Honours degree at Glasgow University, and became a schoolmaster. In 1983, he was awarded a D. Litt. from the same university.

Maclean is the author of twenty-nine world bestsellers and recognised as an outstanding writer in his own genre. Many of his titles have been adapted for film - The Guns of the Navarone, Force Ten from Navarone, Where Eagles Dare and Bear Island are among the most famous. He died in 1987.

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Book Condition & Notes

Near-fine first edition with light bruising to top and bottom of the spine. In a near-fine, unclipped dust jacket with a small tear to the top of the spine. On the bottom edge of the inside page there are two small creases on each corner.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.