1st edition/1st printing. Author's scarce 2nd book and 1st novel. Book is near fine (touch of shelf- bumping to lower spine end, a very small, very faint spot lower back binding panel near spine) in a near fine dustjacket (small edge chip corresponding to spot on rear binding panel; the chip has been professionally mended from the reverse side of the DJ). The book is straight, tight and clean, and has no previous owner writing in it. The DJ is price intact, clean, bright & crisp. The story of Loyal Blood "who misspends a lifetime running from a crime so terrible that it renders him forever incapable of touching a woman."