London. 1972. Michael Joseph. 1st British Edition. Very Good In Dustjacket. 27. 224 pages. hardcover. Jacket by JOHN RILEY. 0718109775. keywords: February 10. inventory # 8379. FROM THE PUBLISHER - From the furrows the Turkish peasant scratches into the thin soil of his bare mountains can come such things as excite men to break all the restraints of Law and Civilization. For the peasant’s plough may turn over the coveted remains of ancient cultures, and into the furrow he may cast the seed of papaver somniferum - the Opium Poppy. Of all this Edward Amberley is unaware - indeed this vain, immature but middle-aged English businessman is unaware of almost everything except the simpler operations of the market place, and he is an easy prey for the mysterious and seductive Lilak Adler: yet she, too, is the tool of cunning men. To extricate himself from the indescribably awful mess he gets himself into is obviously beyond Amberley’s powers, but fortunately he is not alone. He has allies - the reserved but beautiful Diana Ashington, and Colonel Nur Arslan, the incorruptible yet human police chief from Ankara. Yet Colonel Nur is himself faced with a terrible dilemma for every lead he follows in his effort to break a new opium ring takes him inexorably towards the Paradise Tea-House and his own father’s guilt. Readers of DIAMONDS BID and HAND OUT will welcome eagerly the return of Colonel Nur in a case which calls for all his skill and tenacity. In TRIP TRAP will be found the pace, humour, the solid characterization and the exotic Turkish backgrounds which made Rathbone’s first three books so exciting to read. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: First American Edition. A near fine copy in a near fine dust jacket. The book has a slight spine lean and dust soiling to the edges of its upper page block. Dust soiling to the dust jacket.
Title: Trip Trap
Publisher: Michael Joseph
Publication Date: 1972
Book Condition: Very Good In Dustjacket
Edition: 1st Edition.
Book Description St. Martin's. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Light wear to edges and pages. Cover and spine show no easily noticeable damage. Seller Inventory # G0718109775I4N00
Book Description St. Martin's Press, NY, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st. 1st printing; dj w/unclipped price, in mylar; 224 clean, unmarked pages Size: 12 vo. Seller Inventory # 072267
Book Description St. Martin's, 1972. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. First Edition. Very Good in Very Good price-clipped dust jacket. Used with NO markings in text. Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstore. Seller Inventory # mon0000315913