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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 antiheroa 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 Athens, Greece, he finds the British Consul has seized his passportthey don't care to renew passports for people who have committed criminal acts or renounced their British citizenship, and Simpson has done both. Now he needs to obtain a fake passport and visas to stay in country. But his inept attempts to do so leave him in debt to multiple shady operatives. Before he knows what's happened, Simpson finds himself on a boat to Port Said, en route to a newand potentially short-livedcareer as an officer with a group of mercenary soldiers preparing for a major operation in the Central African jungle.
|Publication date:||11th December 2012|
|Publisher:||Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group Vintage Crime/Black Lizard|
|Categories:||Espionage & spy thriller,|