New York: Crown, (1955).
Hardcover. First edition. Light wear, near fine in attractive, very good dustwrapper with some rubbing and a large but very faint dampstain on the rear panel. Hardboiled novel about the detective racket by the author of *The Hoods* (which was the basis for the controversial Sergio Leone film, *Once Upon a Time in America*) in which the detective anti-hero Duke Romero seeks a treasure hidden away by the hoodlum "Noodles" (presumably the same "Noodles," played by Robert DeNiro in *Once Upon a Time in America*). Exceptionally scarce.