New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1949. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.). Green cloth; dust jacket; ,233pp. A tight, clean, and unmarked copy, with little evidence of aging or use; Very Good to Near Fine. In the original dustwrapper, unclipped (priced $3.00 on front flap); light wear and tiny chips to extremities, with a small loss at spine foot and a bit of amateurish restoration to crown; Very Good and quite presentable despite flaws.
Novel of "in the hard-boiled genre...of the hard life of an independent fruit and vegetable trucker and his troubles in the San Francisco wholesale market." (see Coan, p. 89). The book would be adapted in 1949 for the Jules Dassin film noir, "Thieves Highway." COAN p.89. HANNA 344. BAIRD 246.