Beginning in 1937, Eric Ambler wrote a series of novels that introduced ordinary protagonists thrust into political intrigue they were ill-prepared to handle, and in the process invented the modern suspense novel. His stories were touted for their realism, and Ambler established himself as a thriller writer of depth and originality. His work paved the way for such writers as John Le Carre, Len Deighton, and Robert Ludlum.
"The maestro is back again, with all his sinister magic intact." -The New York Times Book Review
"Genuine excitement . . . neat, brisk and altogether admirable."
-The New Yorker "Judgment on Deltchev is a haunted
manse-and you'll venture in at your peril. Once you're there,
you'll stay till the end." -The New York Times
"Vintage Ambler . . . readers of intrigue can settle under their reading lamps with a contented sigh." -Chicago Tribune