First Edition. Mystery novel set on a semi tropical island off the coast of Florida. A body is stolen from a funeral parlor before it can be identified. Clint Walsh, former New York policeman investigates kidnapers, hijackers and assorted lawbreakers. This copy nicely inscribed and signed by author at front endpaper, who suggests it be read during a black out (so to escape its many imperfections). Very Good, cloth darkened at spine, green marker line at top and lower page edge, in nearly Very Good dustjacket, shelf wear and fairly shallow edge chips.