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.

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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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“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)

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ISBN-13:
9780345259158
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
12/12/1977

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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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