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Oct 09, 2001
| ISBN 9780375726712
Oct 19, 2011
| ISBN 9780307949950
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Oct 09, 2001 | ISBN 9780375726712
Oct 19, 2011 | ISBN 9780307949950
The classic story of an ordinary man seemingly out of his depth, this is Ambler’s most widely acclaimed novel, “one of the masterpieces of the genre” (The New York Times Book Review).A chance encounter with a Turkish colonel leads Charles Latimer, the author of a handful of successful mysteries, into a world of sinister political and criminal maneuvers. At first merely curious to reconstruct the career of the notorious Dimitrios, whose body has been identified in an Istanbul morgue, Latimer soon finds himself caught up in a shadowy web of assassination, espionage, drugs, and treachery that spans the Balkans.
Eric Ambler is often said to have invented the modern suspense novel. Beginning in 1936, he wrote a series of novels that introduced ordinary protagonists thrust into political intrigues they were ill prepared to deal with. These novels were touted for… More about Eric Ambler
“Our greatest thriller writer.” –Graham Greene“Anyone who hasn’t read Ambler is in for a real treat.” —The Washington Post Book World
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