Spine slightly creased, slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear, a little soiling, stamp on front end paper. Some yellowing but text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy.
"Bustling Bazaars, Exotic shops, these were the gay facades masking the sinister filth that went on in the tortuous streets, diverting tourists from dim harems where flesh and dope bought and sold like cigarettes, from dark alleys where a man's life can be had for the price of a meal. This was the Middle East Durell knew like the palm of his hand. It was the perfect playground for communist agents and the last place in the world for a beautiful millionaire business-woman to go adventuring. But nothing could persuade Sarah Standish to forsake this dangerous expedition to the grim mountains near the Chinese border….."; 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall