Light shelfwear to edges and covers. Bookstore stamp inside. Pages tight and clean but yellowed due to age. Spine has light creases and tilt. 416 pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1979. ISBN: 0440106478. Sergeant Valnikov was a damned good cop. Wrapped in a yellow slicker, wrapped around a bottle of vodka, he was running in place from a nineteen-year-old nightmare. Natalie Zimmerman was a twice-divorced lady detective nursing a grudge against men and a strong suspicion that her partner was always drunk or crazy-or both. In the Hollywood madness of big-time dog shows, in the fading splendor of once-high society, they fought crime, boredom, and each other-and in each other found more than they had ever hoped for.