Near-fine first edition with slight bruising to bottom of spine and boards. In a near-fine unclipped dust jacket with brusing to bottom of spine, and general discoloration to white surfaces.
Fires have broken out. At first they appear to be natural disasters, but they are spreading globally and into cities. Now, an ultimatum from Faustus has been issued. Governments everywhere are prepared to meet the problem by betraying Z5 and everything it stands for. Dr. Palfrey is completely discredited, but is not prepared to take the situation lying down and is determined to get to Faustus and unlock the secret behind the fires.