New York, Charles Scribner's Sons, 1966. First US edition. One of the pen names used by John Creasey, who wrote six hundred novels under his own and numerous other names. John Mannering, ex-jewel thief known as the Baron, is charged with finding the companion to one of a pair of priceless swords, and he ends up risking his neck, his liaison with Scotland Yard, and his current law-abiding status. Apparent glue residue to front endpaper. Sticker to rear flap of dust jacket and blue stripe image from the Brodart cover. $10.00.