New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, 1933. Book Club Edition. Inscribed copy of Burnett's seventh book, a novel set in California and centered around a down-and-out gambler, his interaction with gangsters, and his love affair with dog racing - particularly with a greyhound named Dark Hazard. Burnett became involved in dog racing for a time while writing the novel, and even owned a greyhound named War Cry. Basis for Alfred E. Green's 1934 film of the same name, starring Edward G. Robinson and Genevieve Tobin, and a 1937 B-picture titled Wine, Women, and Horses. Hubin, p.58; Baird 359. With "H-H" code on copyright page. Octavo (21.5cm); dark blue cloth, with titling and decorations stamped in lime green across spine and covers; patterned endpapers; dustjacket; [viii],295,pp. Inscribed by the author on the dedication page: "For Bill Paxson, who likes greyhound racing as much as I do - Best regards - W.R. Burnett." Sunning to spine, light wear to extremities, with some scattered soil to front cover; contents clean; Very Good or better. Dustjacket is spine-sunned, with modest shelfwear, several tiny nicks and short tears, and a 1.5" closed tear at upper front joint; Very Good.