First Edition. "In his unexpected visit Basil had made three things clear; Laura was the heiress of the great Hallingdon fortune; Jim faced a Soviet Firing squad; and only this marriage would save Jim. What was the plot that threatened to destroy her." Scarce title. Very Good, fairly light dampstain to lower quarter of covers, in Very Good dustjacket, nicked at top spine end, some red dye from cloth noticeable at verso of jacket.