"A novel of the weak and the wicked"
PAN BOOKS G210
FIRST PRINTING 1959
FIRST PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY VICTOR GOLLANCZ 1954
COVER ART BY DE MARCO
'You didn't kill him did you, Ron?' he said piteously. 'He's all right, isn't he?'
Dimly-very dimly-Les realised that he was caught up in something big which he could not control. He was no longer a free agent...
Whether he liked it or not, they'd have to hang together-and the phrase sent a wave of terror through him.
JOHN BINGHAM, one of the foremost 'straight' novelists of our day, tells the story of Les, a cosh-boy, who was fundamentally harmless, but weak and impressionable-a story which moves us to pity and horror.