Deadline for a Dream - Bill KnoxLondon: John Long, 1957, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a very small nick to the tail of the spine. Price Clipped. A little age-toning to the edges of the text block. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “A crime reporter, a gun, a money-worshipping girl friend, and inside knowledge of a factory payroll car’s movements are basic ingredients of this crime thriller, set around Glasgow.
The reporter brings off the hold-up. But he shoots a young policeman, to start off a full-scale murder hunt, a hunt which has its climax at Prestwick international airport.
Hard, slogging police work unmasks the killer. A freak of weather and a pilot’s telephone call combine to trap him.
The writer takes the reader stage by stage through the planning of the crime and the dragnet of investigation that follows, seeing them through the eyes of both pursued and pursuer. This is police work in its relentless reality as detectives slowly but surely close in on their twisting, wriggling quarry.”