First Edition. Very Good / Very Good. Item #5400
New York: The Viking Press, 1973. First Edition. Signed by author on front free endpaper to William Safire with inscription, "For Bill Safire -- / with all good wishes / to a budding "Morgan" - / Tom Wicker May 14, '73."
Octavo; 432 pages. Printed dust jacket with original $7.95 price; book in blue paper- and cloth-covered boards with gilt and red lettering. Jacket lightly worn at corners and spine ends. Slight roll to spine. Binding is sound and pages unmarked.
The novel's protagonist, Richard P. Morgan, is a Bureau Chief of a an influential newspaper powerful player in the DC "marketplace of human and political affairs."