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Fatal Recall: A Novel of Suspense.

By DeForest Day.

New York, NY Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1991. Hardcover First Edition Thus (1991), so stated. First Edition Thus (1991), so stated. Fine in Near Fine DJ: The Book is flawless; the binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free of creased or dog-eared pages in the text. Free of underlining, hi-lighting, notations, or marginalia. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome, like-new copy, structurally sound and tightly bound, showing no flaws. Virtually 'As New'. The DJ shows only light wear to the extremities; the mildest rubbing to the panels; the price is intact; mylar-protected. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 8vo. (9.3 x 6.35 x 1 inches). 281 pages. Language: English. Weight: 19.5 ounces. We refer to this as a first edition "thus", because the publishers refer to this as the "First Carroll & Graf Edition". We can find no evidence of an earler edition, but perhaps this book was published under another title, or in magazine form, or in Great Britain (etc. etc). Hardback with DJ.

$9.41

Black Wind.

By F. Paul Wilson.

New York, NY Tom Doherty Associates: TOR, 1989. Paperback First Edition Thus (1989); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. TOR published a hardcover edition in 1988. First Edition Thus (1989); First Printing indicated by a complete numerical sequence. Very Near Fine in Wraps: shows only the most minute indications of use: just a hint of wear along the bottom edge of the rear panel; the pages have tanned a bit, due to aging; there are a couple of small white spots at the backstrip, but these appear to be production flaws, rather than due to wear or soiling; else flawless. The binding is square and secure; the text is clean. Free off any creases. Free of any ownership names, dates, addresses, notations, inscriptions, stamps, plates, or labels. A handsome copy, structurally sound and tighly bound, showing only a couple of minor cosmetic flaws. Very close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. (6.85 x 4.15 x 1.35 inches). 465 pages. Language: English. Weight: 8.5 ounces. TOR published a hardcover edition in 1988. Mass Market Paperback.

$24.50

Meltdown.
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Meltdown.

By David Schofield.

London, UK Simon & Schuster UK: Pocket Books, 2002. Paperback First Edition Thus [2002]; First Printing indicated. Very Near Fine in Wraps: binding is very slightly cocked, though the book appears to be unread, while remaining perfectly secure; the pages have tanned somewhat, due to aging; the text is clean. Virtually 'As New'. This is a REMAINDER, showing marks at the bottom edge. NOT a Book-Club or Ex-Library. 12mo. 648pp. First Edition Thus [2002]; First Printing indicated. First published in Hardback as "The Pegasus Forum". Mass Market Paperback.

$294.00

Suddenly, At Singapore.

By Gavin Black.

London, UK The Collins Press: Fontana, 1965. Paperback First Edition Thus [1965], Third Printing [1973]. Very Good in Wraps: shows indications of careful use: the spine leans somewhat; just a touch of wear to the extremities; mild rubbing and faint dampstaining to the bottom edge of the text pages, which have tanned a little, due to aging; the binding remains secure; the text is clean. Not without a few flaws and moderate wear, but remains clean, sturdy, presentable. Classic cover photograph is unattributed. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 192pp. First Edition Thus [1965], Third Printing [1973]. Originally published in hardcover in 1961. Mass Market Paperback. A TALE OF MYSTERY AND SUSPENSE SET IN SINGAPORE. Paul Harris is an outsider - an unconventional businessman attempting to assimilate into Asian culture. His operations in the Far East bring him wealth and adventure, but not without risk. For while opportunities are plentiful, so too are a number of ruthless opponents, and more often than not Paul Harris finds himself a man on the run, pursued by a violent and dangerous enemy. It is rare to find, in a novel of suspense, pictures of a distant country that are as vivid, authentic, colourful and moving as Gavin Black gives us here: or characters so distinctive and mysterious. I chose to read this since it was set in Singapore and I lived there for many years. The setting and atmosphere are authentic and more important, integral to the story. I loved this book because the writer has created one of those rare, memorable characters in Paul Harris, so much so that as soon as I finished (and it's one of those books that's hard to put down) I bought all the other books in which he features. As a female, I wanted to meet a man like Paul - and the story is gripping with a nice twist at the end.

$11.96

Rogue Male.
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Rogue Male.

By Geoffrey Household.

New York, NY Penguin Books, 1977. Paperback Reprint Edition [1977]; Third Printing Thus [1979]. Very Good+ in Wraps: shows indications of very careful use: light wear to extremities; mild rubbing to wrapper covers; binding square and secure; text clean. Remains close to 'As New'. NOT a Remainder, Book-Club, or Ex-Library. 12mo. 192pp. Reprint Edition [1977]; Third Printing Thus [1979]. Mass Market Paperback. The ultimate 'chase' novel. Gripping, absorbing and incredibly realistic. If you ever wanted to know what it would be like to be chased and hunted down like a wounded animal then this is the book you should read. In my opinion it is considerably better than John Buchan's thriller The 39 Steps. The nameless hero 'Rogue Male' is stripped of all identity and forced to flee from the clutches of Hitler's henchmen.He must leave the civilised world behind if he is to survive. His only ally being his finely-tuned subconscious,primitive instincts. This book is definitely one of the classics - one which I have re-read at least 6 times and one which I look forward to reading again in the future. Geoffrey Household's story is so believable that often you are left wondering - did this really happen? The story is extremely well plotted and, if you are reading this book for the first time,you just can't tell what is going to happen next or how the hero will escape from countless near death experiences... Some people may find the story a little slow by modern high-octane hollywood standards. For example, the hero is a reserved 'English Gentlemen' and the death count is minimal (but hence much more realistic). Others on the other hand think the 'old fashioned' style is one of the book's strengths. Basically, if you want something faster paced then try John Buchan or the modern SAS hero Andy McNab. But if you want the daddy of thrillers and one of the most absorbing and intensely rewarding reading experiences of your life then read this near-perfect thriller!

$24.50