Author: Eric Ambler (1909–1998) was an influential British 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.
Publisher/Date: Alfred Knopf, 1953 t.p. (1953) First American Edition, stated.
Format/Condition: Used hardcover book and dust jacket in Good condition: pages and dust jacket aged-toned; initials of former owner at corner of back cover under the flap of dust jacket; edgewear to the dust jacket which is enclosed in a clear protective cover. Dust jacket not price clipped. Binding good; textblock strong; pages clean and unmarked. Dimensions: 5 x 8 inches.
Description: This novel is about George Cary, former WWII bomber pilot and newly minted lawyer, reviews the files on the Schneider Johnson case, to make sure nothing has been overlooked. What George discovers connects a deserter from Napoleon's defeated army to a guerrilla fighter in post-war Greece, and leads him into a dangerous situation where his own survival will depend more on what he learned in the army than anything he learned in law school.