New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1971. First US edition. Superintendent Roger West, whilst investigating a murder charge, ends up reprimanded by the Yard, pondering an offer for cushy civilian employment, and tying the murder of a prostitute together with the suicide of a powerful journalist. Tape marks to boards, residue to rear endpaper, with blue stripes to DJ from Brodart cover. $12.50.