Binding is firm and hinges are not cracked or damaged. Pages are tight and clean. Boards and DJ have light shelfwear and rubbing. Library discard with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. DJ protected with mylar and not clipped.Stated First Edition. 276 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1972. ISBN: 0385039883. A novel of the Syndicate's bid to control the US government. It seemed an accident when the California Governor's plane crashed on a secret, emergency trip to Washington to see the President. Then one million dollars in cash was found hidden in his home. And that proved to be but the tip of the iceburg.