New York, Harper & Brothers, 1950. First edition. Gil is a flashy gambler who has a clandestine interest in his mistress' husband's gambling den. When he meets Joan, he finds himself dissatisfied with Belle, and so starts taking risks that his gambler's soul should have told him to avoid. Compared to Double Indemnity. Publisher has sealed the last few chapters; if the reader leaves the seal intact, they may obtain a refund from the bookseller. (Vintage offer, no longer valid.) Previous owner's name with date to front endpaper. Chipping and fading to DJ spine. $65.00.