London: Heinemann, 1955. First U.K. Edition (presumed), First Printing. Hardcover. Used - Very Good. Black cloth boards with gilt lettering to spine. Dark grey top edge stain. Some foxing to edges. Binding tight with very slight spine slant. Corners mostly sharp. Clean, unmarked. Some toning from age. Publisher's logo blind stamped on rear board. 13 x 20 cm. 247 pp. / Good/Very Good. Some toning from age. Spine has some fading/discoloration. Very well-preserved overall. Brodart protective cover applied. Item #11393
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?