New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1937. First Edition. First Printing. Octavo (19cm); orange boards titled in black on the spine; decorated lines stamped in black on cover. Heel of spine is pushed, else a Fine copy; The dustjacket is unclipped (priced $2.00) and has several small chips and tears, with shallow loss to the crown; Very Good only.
Inspiration for the 1943 World War II spy film starring George Raft. "It began with a game of poker-dice. It broke Kenton, so when the stranger in the train offered him six hundred marks for a small service, he accepted. He knew the fellow was a rat and his story a lie. What of it? He needed the cash." (from the dustjacket); HUBIN, p.7; BARZUN & TAYLOR 50.