copyright 1961; Doubleday & Company publishers, New York; hardbound; very good condition with unmarked pages; Book Club Edition; dust jacket poor with previously taped sections.
To residents of Manhattan, it was just another blistering hot day in August. No one knew that on that day death, in the form of a ghostly exodus of vermin-infested rats, had moved silently into the streets of the city.
The ghastly plague, known as the Black Death, was loose on Manhattan.
Behind the germ warfare was an unknown enemy and a willing underworld who joined forces in an attempt to wipe out the biggest city on earth!