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Epitaph for a Spy
     

Epitaph for a Spy

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by Eric Ambler
 

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Josef Vadassy is the type you wouldn't notice in an empty room. A shy teacher of languages, his life is just a steady, gray stream. Until one day he arrives at a French hotel filled with holiday tourists, is arrested for a crime he hasn't yet committed, and begins his life in the icy undercurrents of international espionage.

"Ambler towers above his newer imitators

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Josef Vadassy is the type you wouldn't notice in an empty room. A shy teacher of languages, his life is just a steady, gray stream. Until one day he arrives at a French hotel filled with holiday tourists, is arrested for a crime he hasn't yet committed, and begins his life in the icy undercurrents of international espionage.

"Ambler towers above his newer imitators!" (Los Angeles Times)

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From the Publisher
“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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781406703559
Publisher:
Hesperides Press
Publication date:
11/28/2006
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.57(d)

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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.

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Meet the Author

Eric Ambler is often said to have invented the modern suspense novel. Beginning in 1936, he wrote a series of novels that introduced ordinary protagonists thrust into political intrigue they were ill-prepared to deal with. These novels were touted for their realism, and Ambler established himself as a thriller writer of depth and originality. In the process he paved the way for such writers as John Le Carre, Len Deighton, and Robert Ludlum.

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Epitaph for a Spy 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only second to A Coffin For Dimitrios. Ambler's villians are among the most brilliantly sinister in fiction.
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She follows a lead she got on the orb. "Yes!! Finally something to show for my research!!!!" She pushes an intercom button linked straight to Mike's office. "Mike, this is Skandar. Please come to the weapons lab. Ive got a lead on the orb." She releases the intercom button & waits.