New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1954. First Edition. SIGNED by the author on the title page, presumably quite early on, as "John Ross Macdonald." Near Fine in a Very Good plus dust jacket. Some fading to the topstain and spine panel lightly toned, else book is Fine. Jacket extremities lightly rubbed, with a few nicks and closed tears. The fifth Archer novel, uncommon to find signed.