Near-fine first edition, with slight lean to spine and some wear to spine and corners. Corners are slightly turned in, and there is a small watermark to the front cover. In a good unclipped dust jacket with chipping and wear to corners, spine and edges and folds.
An insurance claim after a traffic accident alerts Perry Mason to the possibility of double-dealing concerning a parcel of land. He negotiates a very large settlement for his client, but then a wealthy businessman is found dead on his yacht and Perry is asked to defend against a charge of murder the man who paid the money to settle the insurance claim.