First Edition. Contemporary romance novel of wealthy builder of "huge buildings" but who was inarticulate with women. When he proposes to a woman he does not love "life suddenly loses its glamour. Business is at a standstill. Shard becomes morose and dictatorial. He quarrels with his younger brother, who joins a rival organization". Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket with few shallow edge chips, lower spine end with nickel sized chip.