MAINE, Charles Eric (author). Subterfuge.

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MAINE, Charles Eric (author). Subterfuge. London; Hodder And Stoughton. 1959.

8vo.; publisher's scarlet linson boards, lettered gilt to spine, in pictorial dustwrapper designed by Martin Kaye; pp. [iv], 5-192; a very bright, sharp copy with some shadowed fading to spine, through dust-jacket, internally fresh, without ownership inscription, in a near fine, unclipped dustwrapper (12s 6d) with light dusting.
First edition. When confronted by certain enigmas: a scientist who is a ballistics expert with theories of the workings of the human brain; a secret test in Australia, and a psychopathic character with an operation scar round his head, the reporter Mike Delaney scents a scoop.