The Perfect Carrier - Sheila RossLondon: Collins, 1972, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped.
Contains: Maps to the endpapers and blanks;
From the cover: “When Chloe Grant, young, blonde and fluffy, walked into the offices of Peninsular and Islands Shipping in Singapore, it seemed that she would be the perfect carrier for the consignment of drugs which the Green Dragon Syndicate wished to smuggle into Borneo. The fact that she was married to a police officer made the cover even better. But Chloe was not the innocent she seemed and soon realised that odd things were going on aboard as the S. S. Maruval Bay pottered from port to port through the South China Sea. Not only was the Syndicate watching Chloe suspiciously, the ship was also carrying a group of dangerous Communists who quickly identified her as a menace to their plans. What began as a more-or-less amusing game for Chloe became a matter of life and death as she was ruthlessly harried by criminals who would kill without a qualm in the interests of their politics or their pockets. All the narrative skill which made Sheila Ross’s first novel A Log Across The Road so triumphant a success, is shown again in this skilfully plotted and richly evocative story”