First Edition Hardcover has light shelfwear to edges and covers. Pages tight and clean. DJ protected with mylar. Retired library copy with usual marks/distinctions. Pocket removed. 319 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1976. ISBN: 0671221949. At the center of this gripping, utterly convincing novel about contemporary politics is a beautiful young woman, found murdered in a Georgetown mansion. Her death triggers a reaction of fear in many knowledgeable Washingtonians who know she was the President's mistress.