The Jasius Pursuit.
London: Sphere Books,.
First paperback edition. Thriller about: "a lone Englishman and two beautiful women are held prisoner by a gang of mad hippies led by the demented Starbuck. The hostages' only way of escape lies in a maze of underground caverns...and to get out they must face the crazy Starbuck and a raging brushfire." The real attraction here though is the cover photograph that features a fear-crazed, hirsute, bearded, ankh and bead-wearing, hippie who is fleeing the aforementioned brushfire with an unintentionally humorous, and completely maniacal, expression of fear on his face. As is the case with some vintage LP records, a great cover is enough. Very good.