First Edition stated. Dean Smith dustjacket art. Uncommon Alaskan set adventure novel. "When the schooner Kathleen cracked in the ice floes off the northern Alaskan coast, young Connolly flew north to rescue two of its passengers, his fiancee Marsha Brinkley and her father. Connolly persuaded Ravenhill, an adventurous remittance man, to take him part way in his plane; he made the rest of the dangerous trip on foot. He found Marsha and her father, barely alive, and fugitives not only from the Arctic storms but also from the captain of the ship, who, with two half breed gunmen, was trying to prevent Dr. Brinkley and Marsha from reaching civilization alive. For Dr. Brinkley had discovered a great platinum deposit, and this became the stake in a battle to the death". Very Good, mild cocking, old library blindstamp at title page, in nearly Very Good dustjacket, some scotch tape shadows at front and rear panels (and at flaps).