Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: Franklin Center, PA: Franklin Library, 1992.
Limited first edition/first printing preceding the trade edition in unread Fine condition. SIGNED by author Richard Condon directly on the limitations page.
It is the early 1970s amid American fears of Soviet Communism. Leila Aluja's job with the government's top counter-espionage unit requires her to reinvent herself often while tracking down a Sino-Albanian spy ring. Leila falls for Albania Spymaster Josef Shqitonja but must remain separated from him as he searches for a life-prolonging yogurt formula. A wickedly funny satire of the love of money.
This outstanding book is bound in genuine leather with raised bands and marbled endpapers. Features gilded, sewn-in pages with a satin marker. Simply superb quality; Franklin Library at its best; 8vo; [xvi], 294,  pages; Signed by Author.