By: Hart, James S., and Garrett D. Byrnes
Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1930
Edition: 2nd printing
Seller ID: 19233
Condition: Very Good
(no dust jacket) [light shelfwear to bottom edge, some weakness in the binding in the middle of the book (but all pages still attached), spine cloth faded, one-time owner's name on both pastedowns]. Novel about a hard-drinking Irish-American newspaper reporter, Snakes Shiel, who gets sent to the slammer for drunk driving. During his ten-day(!) jail term, he uncovers evidence of corruption in the form of a system that permits the wealthy and/or well-connected to buy themselves pardons. Resuming his journalistic pursuits after his release, he sets out to investigate and expose the scheme; alo... View More...