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Dec 03, 2002
| ISBN 9780375726729
Oct 19, 2011
| ISBN 9780307949967
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Dec 03, 2002 | ISBN 9780375726729
Oct 19, 2011 | ISBN 9780307949967
A thrilling, intense, and masterfully plotted classic suspense tale from one of the founders of the genre.Returning to his hotel room after a late-night flirtation with a cabaret dancer at an Istanbul boîte, Graham is surprised by an intruder with a gun. What follows is a nightmare of intrigue for the English armaments engineer as he makes his way home aboard an Italian freighter. Among the passengers are a couple of Nazi assassins intent on preventing his returning to England with plans for a Turkish defense system, the seductive cabaret dancer and her manager husband, and a number of surprising allies.
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
“The greatest spy novelist of all time.” —San Francisco Chronicle“One of the best stories of international intrigue you’ll ever find.” —The New Yorker“Told with great narrative skill. . . . This book will not be easily forgotten.” –The New York Times Book Review“Confirms Ambler’s reputation as the foremost thriller writer of our time.” –Time
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