New York: Harper and Row, 1971. First Edition. 212pp. Octavo [21 cm] 1/2 blue cloth over blue boards. Very good/Bery good. Faint ink stamp at foot of fore-edge and discoloration to rear free endsheet that has bled on to jacket's rear flap. Slight lean to textblock. Item #2014
Signed by the author on the title page. This is the second published novel by Hillerman and one of his few works that does not feature Leaphorn and Chee. Political mystery most likely set in Oklahoma City nominated for the Edgar Allen Poe Award for best novel. Hieb A2a
"To John Cotton, political reporting was a game of hounds and hares. He and the other newsmen of the capitol pressroom were the hunters. The politicians were the prey. The game was rough - played with cold, impersonal detachment. If sometimes someone's reputation was destroyed, that was the price he paid for playing." - from the jacket.