MMP has light shelfwear to edges. Pages tight and clean, but yellowed due to age. Spine has small creases. pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1980. ISBN: 0553130986. America's top suspense novelist ""takes on two supreme challenges: to depict convicingly a pair of geniuses and to confront them with a seemingly impossible task--almost unaided, to save Western civilization from chaos.