Books: Guilt-Edged Bonds

THE VINTAGE (310 pp.) — Anthony West—Houghton Mifflin ($3).

It certainly looked like a good proposition. Life on beautiful Cape Sable was one long holiday and here it was being handed to him for eternity—swimming and boating, good food and plenty to drink, handsome, leggy girls and no questions asked. But John Wallis turned it down cold; he ran away from it straight into a private hell of his own choosing.

Some time before he made this unusual choice, British Colonel John Wallis had shoved a .45 into his mouth and blown his brains out....

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