London: Heinemann and The Book Society, 1955. First U.K. Edition. Hardcover. Used - Very Good. Black cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Slight spine slant. Corners sharp. Top black edge stain. Very light toning. Text block is clean and unmarked. Binding tight. 13.5 x 20 cm. 247 pp. / Good/Very Good. Some toning and discoloration to spine. Not price clipped. Very well preserved for a book of this age. Brodart protective cover applied. Item #10547
Into the intrigue and violence of 1950s Indo-China comes CIA agent Alden Pyle, a young idealistic American sent to promote democracy through a mysterious 'Third Force'. As his naive optimism starts to cause bloodshed, his friend Fowler, a cynical foreign correspondent, finds it hard to stand aside and watch.
But even as he intervenes he wonders why: for the greater good, or something altogether more complicated?