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The Seven-Per-Cent Solution by John H. Watson MD Ballantine Mystery Novel
Little could Dr. Watson believe that the pathetic figure huddled before him was the great detective Sherlock Holmes. Alas it was his old firend Holmes but a Holmes in bondage not to any archvillian but to a 7" solution of cocaine and sterile wsater. Driven by the drug to wild ravings Holmes had to be duped into rehabilitation before it was too late. For the reader this extraordinary adventure means a journey back in time to the fog-bound streets of London where Sherlock Holmes and the faithful Dr. Watson stalk the minions of eveil and to the romantic decadent world of 19th-century Veienna where the remarkable Dr. Sigmund Frued must try to cure Holmes of his shocking addiction to cocaine and unlock the terrible secret hidden in the dark depths of his brilliant mind. It means an astounding revelation about the great detective's past ~ and a new revelation of Holmes genius as he undertakes to solve a mystery that involves the crowned heads of Europe and the peace of the entire world. It means a rediscovery of what excitement and suspense and sheer reading pleasure are all about as we plunge into the most devilish challenge that either Holmes or Freud have ever faced in a case that only these two together can hope to solve.
This book is age tanned has owner marks and other imperfections to the cover. It's in good readable condition. There are very minor creases on the corners and surface rubs on the edges and spine.