THE PSYCHOPATH PLAGUE. Garden City: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1978. Octavo, boards. First edition. Outbreaks of irrational violence are occurring on Earth in epidemic proportion, Earth's colonies have quarantined the planet's citizens, and computers have calculated that it will take only seven weeks for the "psychopath plague" to turn Earth's population into bloodthirsty maniacs. Can the scholarly investigator Elias Kane and his pacifist alien partner Pendrake solve the mystery before humanity wipes itself off the face of the Earth? The first of Spruill's three novels featuring the scholarly investigator Elias Kane and his pacifist alien partner Pendrake. A fine novel by a largely forgotten writer. Faint remainder spray to lower edge of text block, light creases and rubs to spine ends, a very good or better copy in very good dust jacket with mild creases to spine ends and light dust soiling, mainly to rear panel. (#154025).
First edition so stated on copyright page.