Light shelfwear to edges and boards. DJ covered with mylar. Pages tight and clean. Library discard with usual marks and attachments. Pocket removed. 275 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1973. ISBN: 0812902688. The hero is an Armenian petty crook of limitless talent and few discernible morals who is blackmailed into Turkish espionage work but escapes to adventure on his own account. In the course of his travels he discovers a secret as astonishing as the creation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and attempts to sell it to world leaders as far apart in doctrine and geography as Stalin and Eisenhower of Ben Gurion and Nasser. This career as a traveling merchant of death is embellished by the company of a series of lubricious women-Armenian, Druse, Georgian, Turkish, Coptic and, above all, a golden-haired Soviet Greek girl married to an Abkhazian fish farmer.