First Edition. Hubin listed mystery novel of a wealthy man given six months to live by his doctor. He endeavors to, in that time, "execute a spectacular financial coup, spend the time in continuous pleasure at Monte Carlo, and make happy some people who could not be reached by ordinary charity". Elements of gambling also are part of the mix. Basis for the 1926 black and white silent film directed by Louis Mercanton and starring Carlyle Blackwell and Betty Balfour. Near Fine in a fragile dustjacket split along rear spine edge, inch sized chip at lower spine end, top spine end chipped.