1988 "First Edition" stated on copyright page; "A Crime Club Selection"; Doubleday publishers, New York; hardbound in eggshell textured boards with green lettering along spine; very good condition with unmarked pages; dust jacket very good.
Lieutenant Jake Chase: not so much a legend in his own lifetime, more of a cautionary tale. Chase is taken off his Big Case and assigned to what looks like a simple murder: male, middle-to-late sixities, stabbed in the chest one time. Evidence of robbery, no weapon found. Maybe just a little too simple.