1973. First Edition. 205 pages.Dust jacket has slight wear. Red boards with gilt lettering. Pages and text block lightly tanned with some foxing but otherwise clean. Minor edge wear to covers with corner bumping.Spine and binding good.
Mockingham, Scotland's Minister of Home Affairs, crippled by a shipyard worker and betrayed by his wife, now sees his country more than threatened when an American company plans a coup and takes it over. During the counter-movement Mockingham says ""The effectiveness of the story was its simplicity"" which is one of Sinclair's virtues too. It gives this story a clean, authoritative snap and the one-two-three pace is faster than Mockingham can swivel his wheelchair.