ERIC AMBLER (1909-1998) is widely regarded as the greatest writer of suspense stories in the English language, and as the inventor of the modern political thriller. His first novel was published in 1936 and he rapidly established a reputation as a thriller writer of extraordinary depth and originality. Ambler was described by John Le Carre as 'the source on which we all draw'. He was also an Oscar-nominated Hollywood scriptwriter.
'A thriller of the highest quality-ironic, witty, literate, ingenious, understated and unflaggingly suspenseful' - New York Times Book Review; 'Unquestionably our best thriller writer ever' - Graham Greene; 'Ambler towers over most of his newer imitators' - Los Angeles Times