First Edition. G. W. Gage dustjacket art. "Pitchforked into the diplomatic service by a long suffering uncle whose 'Big Business' could no longer endure his nephew's ever serious blunders, Scott Preston leaves for South America. Then and there begins a story of action and power - and love - against a background of a real republic, of real people - not the comic opera, fiction spiggoty". Near Fine but for some discoloration to cloth, innocuous previous owner stamp exhorting borrowers to return book after 5 days at front pastedown and front endpaper, in Very Good dustjacket spotted at spine.