Corners bumped, spine slanted, minor edge wear, yellow boards with maroon lettering (faded on spine), boards a bit scuffed/soiled. Darkening inside covers, text is clean and unmarked. Probably book club edition.
"X -- The most powerful man in the United States -- and the most dangerous. All of his operations were illegal and all of them were highly profitable. X didn't want anyone upsetting the golden applecart. He had effective -- and permanent -- ways of disposing of people who made him nervous. Nero Wolfe included. So when Wolfe realized his latest case led straight to X, it scared a good hundred pounds off him. He knew that if he wanted to live, he had to do the one thing he had never even contmplated -- run . . . and hide. . ."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall