Fear is the Key - Alistair MacLean 1961 - Collins, London - First Edition A fine first edition of this fast paced novel of ruthless revenge set in the steel jungle of an deep sea oil rig in the Mexican Gulf.

On the Caribbean sea bed below it, lies a sunken DC-3 with a cargo, there for the taking, of over ten million dollars in in gold ingots, emeralds and uncut diamonds.
  Alistair MacLean (1922-87), the son of a Scots Minister, was brought up in the Scottish Highlands. In 1941, at the age of eighteen, he joined the Royal Navy; two and a half years spent aboard a cruiser were to give him the background for 'HMS Ulysses', his first novel, the outstanding documentary novel on the war at sea. After the war he gained an English Honours degree, and later his Doctorate at Glasgow University, and became a schoolmaster.

Octavo (book size 20.7 x 14.1 cm) pp. 255 [1]. Bound in publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spine, in pictorial dust-wrapper illustrated by John Keay and priced 15s net to lower corner of front flap.
  Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket with a minimum of soiling to white panels   Ref: 109229   Price: HK$ 1,500