Asking For It - ANONHodder & Stoughton, 1999, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Couple of small indentations to the upper panel. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.
From the cover: “Why does Jenny Glendower choose to walk out of her hotel, alone and by night, in the notoriously dangerous red-light district of London, Great North? What confusion and yearning propels this attractive schoolteacher from the West Country, mother of two, to abandon every lesson of prudence? When a gang of youths closes round her on the streets, Jenny realises too late that she is a target not only for robbery — but worse. A new Government is promising tougher action against crime. The Home Secretary, Ben Diamond, is set to appoint Judge Marcus Byron as chairman of a new Criminal Justice Commission. But Byron, the destroyed black hero of ‘A Time for Justice’, flamboyant and tough on crime, has powerful enemies throughout a criminal justice system which panders to vested interests at the expense of the public, the victims of crime.”