Century, 1990, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good, First
Red coloured boards with silver coloured titles to the spine. Illustrated dustwrapper, showing a young boy smoking a cigarette against a black coloured background with silver, white and red coloured titles to the front panel and spine. " Postwar Berlin has become Europe's heart of darkness. Crammed into cellars, camping among the ruins, its half-starved population must hustle on the black market to survive. Crime is endemic, ensnaring even the youngest in its net. Now gangs of orphaned boys roam the city, robbed of their innocence by Nazism, brutalised by war. They live by theft, by dealing in drugs and contraband. They glory in violence." -- from the front fold over blurb. Even in this violent city a crime is committed that shocks the investigating officer. All is not as it seems. Bumping to the head and to the heel of the backstrip, lower book edges and book corners. Shelf wear to the lower book edges. Browning to the text block edge along with some marks. Browning to the pages. Rubbing and slight creasing to the top and bottom dustwrapper edges. A hint of sunning to the spine. This is the first UK edition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 464 pages, last 4 blank. . Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Crime Fiction; Fiction -- Military ; Fiction -- Crime; ISBN: 0712634509. ISBN/EAN: 9780712634502. Inventory No: 0105047.