After years at sea, Swede Nelson just wanted to find a nice girl and settle down. But what he found instead was Corliss Mason: beautiful, sensual, irresistible - and thing but trouble. It begins with a bar fight that lands Swede in jail. Soon he's helping Corliss cover up a killing. But how long can they get away with murder? And why can't Swede shake the terrible suspicion that he's being set up?
One of the leading paperback mystery writers of the 1950s, Day Keene also wrote for radio, television, movies, and pulp magazines. In addition to creating some of the most memorable noir nightmares ever published, Keene (real name: Gunnar Hjerstedt) also wrote widely praised mainstream novels such as Chautauqua, which was the basis for the Elvis Presley movie The Trouble With Girls.