"A biting novel of teen-age wolf packs..and of a boy's lonely battle to save his own soul"
AVON BOOKS T-321
NEW YORK, USA
FIRST PRINTING 1959
PORTRAIT OF A KILLER
He was seventeen.
His complexion was olive, his young body lean and strong.
His brown eyes were sometimes warm with dreams-
...of a far-off, sun-drenched island where birds sing and footsteps behind you do not fill you with terror;
...of Karin, the golden nymph whose green eyes and curvy figure aroused all the normal young-man yearnings.
But his name was Rico Mendero, and his reality was a world of back streets-of gutters and gangs, a world of exploding hate and violence where he forgot his dreams...