A Kind of Anger

A Kind of Anger

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by Eric Ambler
     
 

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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 want her for

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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 want her for murder; not the tabloids, who want her for her story; nor the real killers, who desperately want the papers she spirited away from the scene of the crime. Disgraced reporter Piet Maas stumbles upon Lucia, in hiding in the south of France. There he must decide whether to publish her story—reviving his career but guaranteeing her death—or to join in her perilous extortion scheme, and risk both their lives for the promise of profit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307950031
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/11/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
728,762
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Eric Ambler was born in London in 1909. Before turning to writing full-time, he worked at an engineering firm, and wrote copy for an advertising agency. His first novel was published in 1936. During the course of his career, Ambler was awarded two Gold Daggers, a Silver Dagger, and a Diamond Dagger from the Crime Writers Association of Great Britain, named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers Association of America, and made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II. In addition to his novels, Ambler wrote a number of screenplays, including A Night to Remember and The Cruel Sea, which won him an Oscar nomination. Eric Ambler died in 1998.

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A Kind of Anger 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Lance_Charnes More than 1 year ago
This is typical Ambler -- the everyman hero, the sinister but identifiably human forces manipulating events, the threatened damsel, the travelogue of venues. The hero (a nearly-failed journalist in this outing) survives through pluck and steady thinking rather than brawn and gadgets. In his day, Ambler was the anti-Ian Fleming, closer in some ways to Le Carre (but less cerebral) than to the spy-adventure novelists such as Fleming and Matt Helm's Donald Hamilton. The joy of Ambler is the scale of his stories. It's easy to place yourself in the hero's shoes, to see yourself reacting to the various threats and adventures in much the same way without having to engage in wild flights of fancy. While the villains are formidable, they're also human, with understandable motives and behaviors. The hero usually earns the girl rather than having her fall instantly into heat for him. In some ways, you'll be reminded of Hitchcock. Even fifty years later these stories still work. Understand that while A Kind of Anger and Ambler's other books were billed as "thrillers," by modern standards they're nearly cozies. There are no end-of-the-world tropes, no megarich master villains, no psychotic indestructible henchmen, no fabulous gadgets, a low body count, no on-stage sex. Ambler wrote about a version of the real world that modern thrillers often leave behind. If this sounds hopelessly quaint to you, move on. If you're in the mood for some 1960s-70s intrigue that doesn't involve James Bond and doesn't make you work as hard as Smiley, you could do worse than Eric Ambler.   
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good story line.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
*he grins* wet already? *he thrusts harder*
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Oh ur very welcome. C:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hannas a lesbi.an she had se.x with me...Bruce you should rethink your choice in partners