First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good / Very Good. Item #000314
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956. Stated First Edition. Signed by the author "For John Charles [?], with many thanks and every good wish -- Andy" on half title. Octavo; 282pp. Illustrated dust jacket with original $3.50 price; book in half blindstamped gray and black cloth with red and gilt lettering. Jacket shows a 3/4" tear at top front with some associated creasing, with some bumping to corners and spine ends and some general smudging, but is crisp overall. Boards are square with bumps to corners and spine ends. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
Adventure tale of a flying mercenary. Geer is best known for his novel The Sea Chase, which was adapted for the 1955 film starring John Wayne and Lana Turner.