New York: Random House, 1948. First Edition. Near Fine in a Very Good plus, price-clipped dust jacket. Jacket is exceptionally bright and fresh for this title, easily Near Fine, apart from rubbing and shallow creasing to the spine ends, a short closed tear at the lower front hinge fold, and two small, neat cellotape repairs at the verso. Considered by many to be McCoy's finest novel, and basis for the 1950 film noir starring James Cagney and Barbara Payton.