VGC.HarperCollins,1999.First edition-first printing(1 3 5 7 9 8 6 4 2).Black hardback(silver lettering to the spine,small nick on the edge of the cover) with Dj(a couple of small nicks and creases on the edges of the Dj cover),both in VGC.Nice and clean pages with two ink marks,nick and light shelf wear on the outer edges,two pencil marks impressions on the edge of the first blank page of the book,two small nicks on the edges of the pages.The book is in VGC with light shelf wear.344pp.Price un-clipped. This is another paragraph Synopsis: Marks the return of Nicholas Newman, the architect protagonist of the bestselling The Amethysts, which the critics called 'unforgettable'. Played out in the arena of football, Pearl is a compelling story in which the past rises to dominate the present and perhaps the future. Nicholas Newman, affluent, successful, but emotionally unresolved, is a reluctant discoverer of events which took place during the Second World War. Placed under huge moral pressure by the terms of a dead friend's bequest, he stumbles upon a secret that directs the violence on the football terraces of Europe. One of his clients holds the key.