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Oct 09, 2001
| ISBN 9780375726736
Oct 19, 2011
| ISBN 9780307949936
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Oct 09, 2001 | ISBN 9780375726736
Oct 19, 2011 | ISBN 9780307949936
Kenton’s career as a journalist depended on his facility with languages, his knowledge of European politics, and his quick judgment. Where his judgment sometimes failed him was in his personal life. When he finds himself on a train bound for Austria with insufficient funds after a bad night of gambling, he jumps at the chance to earn a fee to help a refugee smuggle securities across the border. He soon discovers that the documents he holds have a more than monetary value, and that European politics has more twists and turns than the most convoluted newspaper account.
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
"[A] crackerjack spy story, jammed with action. Intrigue, thrills, and super-villainy."—The Saturday Review
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