"Corey Bowen is an innocent man. Wrongly convicted, and imprisoned in the brutal labor camp at Five Shadows run by a sadistic embezzler willing to kill to keep his scheme running, Bowen is determined to break out or die trying. The trackers have already caught him once, dragged him back through the mesquite and rocks, and beat him bloody and near ...
"Corey Bowen is an innocent man. Wrongly convicted, and imprisoned in the brutal labor camp at Five Shadows run by a sadistic embezzler willing to kill to keep his scheme running, Bowen is determined to break out or die trying. The trackers have already caught him once, dragged him back through the mesquite and rocks, and beat him bloody and near dead after his last attempt. But this time he'll have help--from a lady with murder on her mind and a debt to pay back. They say that breaking out of Five Shadows is impossible--but Bowen is a different breed, and this time he will go to any extreme to escape"--P.  of cover.
Very Good. 0553272020 SIGNED American SOFT COVERED first edition, first printing. Signed on the title page by author. Contains number line 6 7 8 9 10. Virtually no wear to covers. Covers are clean and bright. Edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The book itself is in Near Fine condition. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark.
Dust jacket ONLY. A very good example of the dj. (Faint damp stain at base of spine spreading a little more than an inch to either side. A few short edge tears & glue stains running vertically at edge of dj. flaps where the flaps had once been glued down) Author's THIRD book. A western. A scarce dust jacket in quest of a hardcover match.
Fair in Fair jacket. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. 1st Printing. AS IS! Rear flap of jacket glued to inside rear board. EX-LIBRARY, stamped withdrawn on library pocket on fep. Library rubber stamp in lower margin of title page. Fading to jacket spine. Unlikely that you can separate jacket from book without causing serious damage. Still, a reasonably attractive example of a notoriously scarce title. For a library book, this example is NOT a heavily read copy.
Very Good. First edition. (Dated title page with matching date on copyright page. ) 213 p. Very Good in about Very Good dust jacket. Top edge has a number of small ink blots. Former owner's name on half-title. Dust jacket lightly chipped at top edge; some rubbing to front panel; back panel has wear spot, light scratching; price-clipped. A nice copy of the third of Leonard's rare Westerns.
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