New York: Ballantine Books, 1952. First Edition, First Printing.
Small Octavo , 247,  pages, hardcover in dust jacket.
Communist agent arrives in the U.S. to persuade a scientist to defect to the Soviet Union. He also gets involved with some American women who suspect he's up to no good. As far as Cold War fiction goes, it's not bad at all. An attractive copy of a Ballantine hardcover. Unfortunately, Ballantine didn't credit the artist who designed the striking photomontage dust jacket.
Published during the McCarthy era, this book actually goes easy on the lurid, anti-Red hysteria of so much Cold War fiction.
CONDITION: Near Fine in an unclipped, bright, Near Fine dust jacket that has a bit of rubbing and a couple of nicks. Item #866