Scribner, 1992. FIRST EDITION. Very good condition, exlibris with mylar sleeve over original dust jacket, exlibris stamps, etc. Illustrated throughout with woodcuts by Bill Russell. On a warm weekday in October, Jessie and Gerald Burlingame are alone in the bedroom of their Maine summer house, playing a game that isn't listed in Hoyle's. But suddenly, as Jessie hears the click of the second handcuff locking her to the bedposts and sees her husband looming over her, a nerve-snap of recognition tells her that this time Gerald is playing for keeps. 332 pages.