New York: Norton, (1973).
Hardcover. First edition. Fine in near fine dustwrapper with three modest tears. Advance Review Copy with slip and two promotional photos of the author from the book (one a pair of mug shots; the other a montage of photos of Bunker in prison). A brutal, hardboiled novel by an ex-con about criminals and violent crime. The author's first book, filmed as cult favorite *Straight Time* with Dustin Hoffman, Teresa Wright, Gary Busey, Harry Dean Stanton, M. Emmet Walsh, and Kathy Bates. Bunker played a bit part in the film, and later continued to surface as an actor in small, hip roles (most notably as Mr. Blue in *Reservoir Dogs*). Bunker also co-wrote the screenplay for another cult prison film, *Runaway Train*, and he also wrote and appeared in the film made from his novel *Animal Factory*, directed by Steve Buscemi. A fresh and bright copy.