New York: Crown Publishers, Inc., 1953. First Edition. Hard-boiled novel of crime and violence on the Brooklyn waterfront, where a juvenile gang leader becomes involved with a union racketeer. Pseudonymously written by a Brooklyn native and social worker. Basis for the 1956 film directed by Fred Sears, starring James Darren, Robert Blake, and Laurie Carroll. HUBIN, p.317. First Printing. Octavo (21.75cm); slate gray cloth, with titles stamped in red on spine; dustjacket; , 367pp. Some light wear to spine ends and upper board edges, with the word "docks" neatly rubber-stamped to second blank page; Near Fine. Dustjacket is unclipped (priced $3.75), with mild wear, a few shallow nicks to extremities and a few short tears, one of them tape mended on verso; spine is bright and unfaded; Very Good+.