1948, 1st edition; Farrar, Straus and Company publishers, New York; hardbound in myrtle green boards with gilt lettering on spine; very good conditon, unmarked pages, strong binding; no dust jacket.
A strange and terrible curse has, for two decades, twisted the lives of every person living on a terror-ridden plantation. To this sink of evil comes determined young Dan Reed, torn by overpowering love for a beautiful girl and loyalty to a foster father. Dan is primed to carry out a long-planned scheme of vengeance upon the evil owner. He receives a dire warning, but too late to stop the pounding march of Fate.