Journey Into Fear (Paperback)

By Eric Ambler

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 9780375726729, 288pp.

Publication Date: December 3, 2002

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Description

A thrilling, intense, and masterfully plotted classic suspense tale from one of the founders of the genre.

Returning to his hotel room after a late-night flirtation with a cabaret dancer at an Istanbul boite, Graham is surprised by an intruder with a gun. What follows is a nightmare of intrigue for the English armaments engineer as he makes his way home aboard an Italian freighter. Among the passengers are a couple of Nazi assassins intent on preventing his returning to England with plans for a Turkish defense system, the seductive cabaret dancer and her manager husband, and a number of surprising allies.


About 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 intrigues 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. He was awarded four Gold Daggers and a Diamond Dagger from The Crime Writers Association, named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers Association, and was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth. In addition to his novels, Ambler wrote a number of screenplays, including A Night to Remember and The Cruel Sea, which won him an Academy Award nomination. He died in 1998.


Praise For Journey Into Fear

“The greatest spy novelist of all time.” —San Francisco Chronicle

“One of the best stories of international intrigue you’ll ever find.” --The New Yorker

“Told with great narrative skill. . . . This book will not be easily forgotten.” --The New York Times Book Review

“Confirms Ambler’s reputation as the foremost thriller writer of our time.” --Time

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