New York: Knopf, 1974.
First edition. Item #588
Very good or better in a very good unclipped dust jacket, with the jacket showing some slight edgewear, a 1/4 inch closed tear to the lower front panel at mid, some very slight wear to the jacket spine at the crown. This copy signed by the author on the title page. A solid copy which cleans up smartly in mylar. The author's third book, the basis for the recent Brad Pitt vehicle 'Killing Them Softly,' which was not a total disappointment. It is one of the more intractable mysteries of the game that Higgins, who had a great ear for dialogue and a fine sense of plot, is not nearly as popular as he deserves to be. Higgings was not a prolific signer.