• Unsigned
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1959

£100.00

Some men take to gun-running because they have a longing for danger and adventure. Girija Krishnan, an Indian clerk, is not one of them. Deep in the Malayan jungle, Girija stumbles on a cache of arms hidden during the communist insurgency. Selling the arms will help Girija achieve his lifelong dream of founding a transport company. Two American tourists in the Far East find more adventure than they bargained for when they get entangled in Girija's plans. Greg and Dorothy Nilsen had wanted to go on an adventurous trip, to see some out-of-the-way places. So when Mr Tan in Hong Kong asks Greg to travel to Singapore and help with a business deal, Greg is surprisingly receptive. All he has to do is sign some papers and collect a handsome fee - but this is Greg's first step into the dangerous world of post-colonial rebellions, Chinese gun smugglers and Islamic revolutionaries.This classic thriller won the Crime Writers' Association gold dagger in 1959.

Book Condition & Notes

Near-fine first edition, with slight bruising to bottom corners. Some colouring to covers and light bruising to bottom of spine, and slight foxing to edge of page block. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with light chipping to corners and spine.


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Eric Ambler

Eric Ambler was an influential English author of thrillers, in particular spy novels, who introduced a new realism to the genre. He also worked as a screenwriter. Ambler used the pseudonym Eliot Reed for books co-written with Charles Rodda.

Ambler's best known works are probably The Mask of Dimitrios (published in the US under the title A Coffin for Dimitrios), which was made into a film in 1944, and The Light of Day, filmed in 1964 as Topaki. He was also a successful screenwriter and lived in Los Angeles in his later years. Amongst other classic movies based on his work are Journey into Fear starring Joseph Cotten, and an original screenplay, The October Man. He wrote the screenplay for A Night to Remember about the sinking of the Titanic, along with many other screenplays, particularly those concerning stories and adventures at sea. He published his autobiography in 1985, Here Lies Eric Ambler.

His post-war anti-Communist novel Judgment on Deltchev, based on the Stalinist purge-trials in Eastern Europe, caused him to be reviled by many former Communist Party and other progressive associates.

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Book Condition & Notes

Near-fine first edition, with slight bruising to bottom corners. Some colouring to covers and light bruising to bottom of spine, and slight foxing to edge of page block. In a very good unclipped dust jacket with light chipping to corners and spine.


Professionally Packed

All of our books that a have dust wrapper are covered in clear protective, removable film and are packed professionally in bubble wrap and a box for shipping so that they reach you in perfect condition.