LAST IN CONVOY
Edition: First US printing
New York: McDowell, Obolensky, c1957 . Octavo, blue cloth, blue endpapers. Blue top page edges faded, soft bumps to lower outer corners of covers, else fine, no owner names. Black price-clipped jacket has nicks and rubbhing at spine ends, rubbing to outer corners, VG otherwise. Author's third novel, his break-through book, a tale of nautical suspense. An aged merchant ship is left behind by his convoy crossing the Atlantic during WWII, left an unarmed sitting duck in waters infested with German submarines. Pattinson went on to publish over 100 mystery thrillers.