New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1949. First Edition. Octavo (21.5cm.); publisher's cloth in blue pictorial dust jacket; ,233pp. Some light wear and tiny chips to jacket extremities, small loss at spine foot, spine crown has been quite crudely repaired, narrow three-inch strip of insect damage along rear flap fold touching text without loss of meaning. Very Good in a Good or better jacket. Novel of "the hard life of an independent fruit and vegetable trucker and his troubles in the San Francisco wholesale market. A novel in the hard-boiled genre" (COAN, p. 89); HANNA 344; BAIRD 246. The book would be adapted into the Jules Dassin 1949 film "Thieves Highway."