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  • UK First Edition, First Printing
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Released January 1, 1956
ISBN 978-0993278426

£75.00

Steve Fraser has planned the perfect weekend on the Southeast Asian island of Sunda. But Sunda is newly independent, and not entirely stable, and a fundamentalist Islamic group is determined to overthrow the provisional government.

Instead of enjoying a hedonistic weekend with the beautiful Rosalie, Fraser finds himself held hostage with her under the fanatical group’s control.

As the government launches a counterattack, the couple’s survival depends on their ability to dodge bullets, lies and the shifting loyalties of the coup’s lieutenants.

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Near-fine first edition with slight bruising to top and bottom of spine and yellowing pages with slight foxing along page edges. In a near-fine, unclipped dust jacket with slight scuffs to top and bottom edges.


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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 top and bottom of spine and yellowing pages with slight foxing along page edges. In a near-fine, unclipped dust jacket with slight scuffs to top and bottom edges.


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.