High Pressure (Original Title: Full Fathom Five)

1949 Bantam 716

These Men Were Brothers… But They Loved The Same Woman

From the back:

These Brothers Lived Like Beasts — And Loved Like Men!

Paul was a hophead! That was it, nothing else. You don’t go around teaching people not to take dope — you’ve got to beat it out of them. And so I beat him. I beat him and I beat him until my hand was blood red. I beat him for taking the dope, for having Evee when I wanted her. I beat him for Jonesy who died in the ocean. I beat him until his eyes were swollen shut and his mouth was thick and out of shape. I beat him until J was sick and then I felt a stab through my guts like a thick bar — like I’d been harpooned.

Two brothers fight like brutes in the smashing climax of this real story of life on the ocean floor where the pressure twists men into raging animals.


No Marriage In Paradise


Mother … Daughter … They Both Wanted Him!

From the back:

She did not want to lose anything, yet day by day she was losing her precious youth and beauty. Her daughter could tell she was going to fight through hell for everything she still possessed. Until now she had possessed Pete. What would she do when she discovered that her daughter was in love with the same man?


The Naked Storm


Agony, Lust, And Mortal Conflict Cram The Corridors Of A Snowbound Train

From the back:

A front man for a tinhorn gambling syndicate… a woman whose body had never been touched… a dissatisfied husband… a lesbian — and all of them strangers.

Then the snow came, thick as mud. cold. cruel snow. and the swift streamliner could not break through the icy wall. Strangers they were, one minute before, but now — while the storm howled outside and passions raged within — they were lovers. killers. savage beasts.

A train stands still in the cold wasteland of America. and for these four people. time stands still, civilization fades, and the call of the flesh is heard in the darkened corridors…