New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1990. First edition. Hardcover. 293pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] 1/4 black cloth with red paper over boards, and a silver stamped title on the spine. With a light 3 1/2' scratch along the bottom edge of the front board, a small impression in the surface of the front board, and a tiny stain on the front free endsheet. In the dust jacket illustrated by Winslow Pinney Pels, with rubbing to the surface, toning to the inside flaps, and a couple of minor chips in the top edge. Very good / very good. Item #49921
The author's first novel, and the first Dr. Kay Scarpetta novel.