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The Light of Day
by Eric Ambler
The Light of Day was the basis for Jules Dassin’s classic film, Topkapi . When Arthur Abdel Simpson first spots Harper in the Athens airport, he recognizes him as a tourist unfamiliar with city and in need of a private driver. In other words, the perfect mark for Simpson’s brand of entrepreneurship. But Harper proves to be more...
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The Schirmer Inheritance
by Eric Ambler
It wasn’t anyone’s idea of a glamorous first assignment at a white show law firm. George Cary, former WWII bomber pilot and newly minted lawyer, was given the ignoble task of going through the tons of files on the Schneider Johnson case, just to make sure nothing had been overlooked. But, as luck would have it, George did discover...
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A Coffin for Dimitrios
by Eric Ambler
A chance encounter with a Turkish colonel with a penchant for British crime novels leads mystery writer Charles Latimer into a world of sinister political and criminal maneuvers throughout the Balkans in the years between the world wars. Hoping that the career of the notorious Dimitrios, whose body has been identified in an Istanbul...
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Journey Into Fear
by Eric Ambler
Returning to his hotel room after a late-night flirtation with a cabaret dancer at an Istanbul b™ite, 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...
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The Dark Frontier
by Eric Ambler
The Dark Frontier launched Eric Ambler’s five-decade career as one of the most influential thriller writers of our time.   England, 1935. Physicist Henry Barstow is on holiday when he meets the mysterious Simon Groom, a representative for an armaments manufacturer. Groom invites the professor to Ixania, a small nation-state in...
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Epitaph for a Spy
by Eric Ambler
When Josef Vadassy arrives at the Hotel de la Reserve at the end of his Riviera holiday, he is simply looking forward to a few more days of relaxation before returning to Paris. But in St. Gatien, on the eve of World War II, everyone is suspect–the American brother and sister, the expatriate Brits, and the German gentleman traveling...
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Background to Danger
by Eric Ambler
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...
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State of Siege
by Eric Ambler
All in all Steve Fraser had enjoyed his three-year stint in the former Dutch Southeast Asian colony of Sunda, and he’d been well compensated. But now he was looking forward to a last weekend in the capital before heading home. But Sunda was newly independent, and not entirely stable. An opposition faction with fundamentalist...
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Passage of Arms
by Eric Ambler
In this classic thriller, two American tourists find more adventure than they bargained for when they get involved with Chinese gun smugglers and Muslim revolutionaries, learning first hand about the intrigue of the post-colonial world. Greg and Dorothy Nilsen had wanted to go on an adventurous trip, see some of the more out-of-the-way...
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A Kind of Anger
by Eric Ambler
Eric Ambler is at the top of his form with A Kind of Anger , which expertly combines a satire of paparazzi-driven media culture with a classic espionage tale filled with breathless suspense. Six weeks ago, Lucia Bernardi fled the Swiss villa where her lover was murdered—and then she vanished. No one can find her: Not the police, who...
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Cause for Alarm
by Eric Ambler
Nicky Marlow needs a job. He’s engaged to be married and the employment market is pretty slim in Britain in 1937. So when his fiancé points out the Spartacus Machine Tool notice, he jumps at the chance. After all, he speaks Italian and he figures he’ll be able to endure Milan for a year, long enough to save some money. Soon after he...
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Judgment on Deltchev
by Eric Ambler
Foster’s dramatic skill is well-known in London’s West End theaters. So perhaps it wasn’t so surprising when he was hired by an American newspaper publisher to cover the trial of Yordan Delchev for treason. Accused of membership in the sinister Officer Corps Brotherhood and of masterminding a plot to assassinate his country’s...
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The Intercom Conspiracy (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
by Eric Ambler
Thirty years after Eric Ambler introduced the world to his unlikely hero, the academic and novelist Charles Latimer, in A Coffin for Dimitrios , Latimer returns in The Intercom Conspiracy. Now a successful, bestselling author on the trail of a new book, Latimer steps in to help Theodore Carter, the hapless, hard-drinking editor of...
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Skytip
by Eric Ambler
Peter Ackland is ordered to rest by his Doctor. He travels to Cornwall and is greeted by Henry Braddock at the door of a cottage below the 'skytip'. Braddock has a revolver in his pocket. Ackland also comes across Nathan Murrison and his valet, who divide their time between exploring the 'skytip' and propping up the bar of the Green...
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The Care of Time
by Eric Ambler
One Monday, Robert Halliday receives a bomb threat in the mail. Two days later, the bomb arrives—accompanied by an offer of employment from one Karliss Zander, an international fixer. Unless Halliday agrees to help him edit the memoirs of a 19th century Russian terrorist and ghostwrite an exposé of modern terrorist governments, Zander...
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The Levanter (Vintage Crime/Black Lizard)
by Eric Ambler
Winner of the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger Award   Syria, 1970. Michael Howell has kept his family’s Middle Eastern business enterprises going through a decade of takeovers, war, and revolution, thanks in part to his office manager, Teresa, who is also his mistress. One late night at the office, they discover men working...
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This Gun for Hire
by Eric Ambler
First published five years after he introduced Arthur Abdel Simpson in the comic thriller The Light of Day , Eric Ambler turns the spotlight back to his compelling antihero—a man you can’t help but root for. Arthur Abdel Simpson counts himself lucky to have survived his adventure at Istanbul’s Topkapi Museum. Now living in...
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Doctor Frigo
by Eric Ambler
Dr. Frigo is a change of scene for acclaimed spy thriller writer Eric Ambler, moving from the European theater to an equally intriguing Caribbean political stage. Dr. Ernesto Castillo has shunned politics and shut himself off from the world since his father, a Central American leader, was assassinated years ago. In fact his cool...
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Maras Affair
by Eric Ambler
Charles Burton, journalist, cannot get work past Iron Curtain censors and knows he should leave the country. However, he is in love with his secretary, Anna Maras, and she is in danger. Then the President is assassinated and one of Burton’s office workers is found dead. He decides to smuggle Anna out of the country, but her reluctance...
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Charter to Danger
by Eric Ambler
Vincent Flavius, a millionaire industralist, charters a cabin cruiser owned by Ross Barnes. Rumours abound, and most appear to suggest Flavius is on the verge of engineering yet another of his sensational financial coups. Embarkation is set for Cannes, but that is where the trouble begins. Shock after shock follows a strange encounter...
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Waiting for Orders
by Eric Ambler
Waiting for Orders collects nine short stories that span the sixty-year career of master spy novelist Eric Ambler. The stories include thrilling portrayals of wartime Europe in “The Army of the Shadows” (1939); six cases featuring a refugee Czech detective, Dr. Czissar (1940); “The Blood Bargain” (1972), a Central American...
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Tender to Danger
by Eric Ambler
A blanket of fog grounds a flight in Brussels and Dr. Andrew Maclaren finds himself sharing a room with a fellow passenger who by morning disappears in suspicious circumstances, leaving behind an envelope hidden under the carpet. Whilst the contents are seemingly innocent, they lead the young Doctor into nightmarish adventures...
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Passport to Panic
by Eric Ambler
Lewis Page needs money urgently and a way out. He determines to get it from his wealthy brother who lives in a remote region of San Mateo in South America. Upon his arrival, however, he finds his brother desperately ill and in the hands of a notorious man named Benevides. Held prisoner, Lewis slowly but surely learns what is going on...
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The Siege of the Villa Lipp
by Eric Ambler
The “Able Criminal”, as defined by noted criminologist Frits Krom, strikes with no discernible pattern or method, and flies below the radar of crime syndicates and law enforcement agencies alike. He is virtually uncatchable—but Krom is willing to try. He knows that Paul Firman, the director of an ostensibly legitimate...
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Here Lies: An Autobiography: An Autobiography
by Eric Ambler
Winner of the Edgar Award, Eric Ambler’s autobiography Here Lies is an intriguing look inside the mind of one of our greatest thriller writers. Here the famously recalcitrant Ambler peels back the layers of experience that affected his life with the same skill he uses to unfold the plots of his novels. His South London childhood;...
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The Ability to Kill
by Eric Ambler
With The Ability to Kill , first published in 1963, renowned thriller writer Eric Ambler turns his attention to true crime—with an emphasis on murder. In five essays, he presents a sampling of famously intriguing (and often disturbing) cases of the last few hundred years, including 19th-century Edinburgh’s Burke and Hare, who...
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La frontiera proibita (Gli Adelphi) (Italian Edition)
by Eric Ambler
Se in una affamata repubblica balcanica un genio offuscato dal più selvaggio nazionalismo mette a punto un ordigno capace di sovvertire l’ordine mondiale non c’è da stare allegri. Tanto più che l’Ixania è una democrazia da burla, dominata in realtà dal principe Ladislaus e da sua sorella, la bellissima e letale contessa...
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Motivo d'allarme (Gli Adelphi) (Italian Edition)
by Eric Ambler
Per chiedere a Claire di sposarlo l’ingegner Nicholas Marlow non avrebbe dovuto scegliere il giorno in cui la sua ditta gli comunica il licenziamento. E prima di accettare un nuovo posto sul Continente avrebbe dovuto chiarire alcuni punti. Di quale lavoro, in realtà, si trattasse. Perché il suo predecessore fosse stato ucciso. Se...
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Il caso Schirmer (Gli Adelphi) (Italian Edition)
by Eric Ambler
Jena, ottobre 1806: il sergente Franz Schirmer, gravemente ferito in battaglia, trova rifugio presso la famiglia locale dei Dutka. Subito dopo, con brusco stacco cinematografico, ci troviamo trasportati in uno studio legale novecentesco, dove l’avvocato George L. Carey viene incaricato di scovare il destinatario della favolosa eredità...
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Tempo scaduto (Gli Adelphi) (Italian Edition)
by Eric Ambler
Partito alla ricerca di un manoscritto perduto di Nečaev – il nichilista russo capostipite di ogni specie di terroristi contemporanei –, il protagonista di questo romanzo, Robert Halliday, si ritrova sulle tracce di uno sceicco degli Emirati noto come «il Principe», che dal fondo di una miniera abbandonata nelle Alpi austriache...
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