MMP has light shelfwear to edges. Pages tight and clean, but yellowed due to age. Spine has small creases. pages. MMP Binding. Year: 1974. ISBN: 044015538X. Washington had been working its data banks and computers overtime. Finally, the machines came up with a name: James Barbour Matlock, the perfect man for the assignment. An assignment that would mean horror and pain to Matlock, that would mean the savaging of the girl he loved--and almost surely his own death. But the soundless machines and the faceless men who monitored them didn't care as long as the conspiracy called nimrod was destroyed along with him.