London: William Heinemann Ltd., 1953. [Post-war spy thriller] FIRST EDITION. Octavo, pp.[vi]; 270. Publisher's red cloth with gilt titles to spine, pictorial dust-wrapper by Biro priced at 12/6. A lovely fine copy of the book in a lightly used jacket with one neat tear to upper. Most attractive. Eric Ambler was an influential author who established a reputation as a thriller writer of extraordinary depth and originality, and is often credited as the inventor of the political thriller or modern spy novel; John Le Carre once described him as 'the source on which we all draw'. Item #53362
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