First Edition. Well-known pulp fiction author's second book, a novel of life on a life-boat after the sinking of an ocean liner. "Faroni, the gangster, helpless and abject without his gun; the young man Kilgore, who breathed and spoke, but who had died inside; G. Emery Harrington, whose stock certificates and directorships for once gave him no advantage". Though not credited as such, almost certainly the basis for the 1957 Columbia Pictures feature film, Abandon Ship, directed and written by Sale starring Tyrone Powers and Mai Zetterling. Near Fine in Very Good plus price-clipped dustjacket with few nicks and modest shelf wear.