Hardcover binding is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Pages are tight and clean. Boards have light shelfwear and rubbing. No DJ, but the flaps have been glued on the inside back boards. Library discard with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. Stated First Edition. 360 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1961. ISBN: 0. We are introduced to Nicholas Rennet, world-famous American physicist at a crucial point of his life; he is going to Russia at the invitation of, and to work with, an equally famous Russian scientist, Dmitri Petrovich Goncharoff. Although Nick vehemently rejects any guilt about his part in the production of the bomb, a strange spiritual paralysis is beginning to grip his work. His one last hope is that research with Goncharoff will help him burst out of his creative torpor.