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 American Edition. Translated by June Wilson and Walter Michaels. 189 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1973. ISBN: 0395154588. The Russian Foreign Minister is found dead in a wrecked car off a New Jersey highway, shot while driving back to New York from a surreptitious visit to his mistress. The assassination, coming just before a crucial Big Power disarmament conference, rocks the world and sets off a diplomatic crisis of threatening proportions. At a panicked White House, lights burn through the night, and from the Kremlin, the hot line crackles with accusations and demands.