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Eric Ambler - Epitaph for a Spy (2nd Hand Paperback)

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SKU B002317
Synopsis

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 under at least one assumed name.

When the film he drops off at the chemist reveals photographs he has not taken, Vadassy finds himself the object of intense suspicion. The result is anything but the rest he had been hoping for.

To prove himself innocent to the French police, he must discover which one of his fellow guests at his pension is the real spy. As he desperately tries to uncover the true culprit's identity, Vadassy must risk his job, his safety and everything he holds dear.

Details
  • Format : Standard 2nd Hand Paperback
  • Condition : Very Good
  • Category : Fiction - Classics
  • Published : 1938 (This Edition 2009 - Penguin Classics)
  • ISBN : 9780141190310
  • SKU : B002317
  • PPC : LL300gm
  • RRP : £9.99
  • Quantity Available : 1 only.
External Reviews

"Even here, though, Ambler deftly manipulates us through genre: we still listen to each guest's every word, because we know that any one of them may be our spy. All in all, this is an able entertainment, a good companion for a long plane trip or a cold winter night" - Goodreads Review.

“An uncommonly good story of international intrigue.” - The Atlantic.

“Ambler is the greatest spy novelist of all time.” - San Francisco Chronicle.

“Ambler successfully combines excitement, entertainment, and social significance.” - The New York Times Book Review.

“A genuine classic.” - The Times (London).

The Author

Eric Clifford Ambler OBE (28 June 1909 - 22 October 1998) was an English author of thrillers, in particular spy novels, who introduced a new realism to the genre. He also worked as a screenwriter. Ambler used the pseudonym Eliot Reed for books co-written with Charles Rodda.