The Levanter (Paperback)
Vintage Books, 9780345802668, 273pp.
Publication Date: December 11, 2012
Syria, 1970. Michael Howell has kept his family's Middle Eastern business enterprises going through a decade of takeovers, war, and revolution, thanks in part to his office manager, Teresa, who is also his mistress. One late night at the office, they discover men working overtime--producing unauthorized bombs for the Palestine Action Force. Worse, this guerrilla terrorist group is not deterred by their discovery--rather, they will enlist Howell and Teresa's unwilling help in carrying out their plan.
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Praise For The Levanter…
“A classic.”—Alan Furst, The Wall Street Journal
“[A] complex exploration of power, responsibility, and identity in the modern high-tech world. . . . [Ambler’s works are] political novels of a high order.” —The Washington Post
“A rarity . . . a thriller which compels belief.” —The Guardian (London)
“The best book he has written since the war. . . . It’s got everything the reader can possibly want . . . beautifully done.” —The Observer (London)
“Ambler is, quite simply, the best.” —The New Yorker
“Although the Old Master of Intrigue had been writing for more than 35 years when [The Levanter was] first published, he most certainly had not lost his touch.”—The New York Times Book Review
“The foremost thriller writer of our time.” —Time
“Brilliant. . . . To see [this] ordinary man thrust into an extraordinarily difficult situation and rising to the challenge is one of the most snugly satisfying scenes in fiction.” —The New York Times
“Mr. Ambler is a phenomenon!” —Alfred Hitchcock