A chance encounter with a turkish colonel leads Charles Latimer, the author of a handful of successful mysteries, into a world of sinister political and criminal maneuvers.
Journey Into FearVintage Crime/Black Lizard - 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 boîte, 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.
The Light of DayVintage Crime/Black Lizard - But harper proves to be more the spider than the fly when he catches Simpson riffling his wallet for traveler’s checks. The authorities suspect an attempted coup, but Harper and his gang of international jewel thieves have planned something both less sinister and much, much more audacious. Soon simpson finds himself blackmailed into driving a suspicious car across the Turkish border.
. In other words, the perfect mark for Simpson’s brand of entrepreneurship. The light of day was the basis for Jules Dassin’s classic film, Topkapi. When arthur abdel simpson first spots Harper in the Athens airport, he recognizes him as a tourist unfamiliar with city and in need of a private driver. Then, when he is caught again, this time by the police, he faces a choice: cooperate with the Turks and spy on his erstwhile colleagues or end up in one of Turkey’s notorious prisons.
Passage of ArmsVintage Crime/Black Lizard - Tan requests that greg take a side trip to Singapore to resolve a bureaucratic detail involving a consignment of small arms, Greg is surprisingly receptive. So when the gracious Mr. All he has to do is sign some papers, he’s told, and he’ll be paid a handsome fee. In this classic thriller, two american tourists find more adventure than they bargained for when they get involved with Chinese gun smugglers and Muslim revolutionaries, learning first hand about the intrigue of the post-colonial world.
Greg and dorothy nilsen had wanted to go on an adventurous trip, see some of the more out-of-the-way places. And everything does go smoothly, until it comes to getting a check co-signed by the rebel leader…. But the cruise they were on was turning out to be a bore.
Background to DangerVintage Crime/Black Lizard - Kenton's career as a journalist depended on his facility with languages, his knowledge of European politics, and his quick judgment. He soon discovers that the documents he holds have a more than monetary value, and that European politics has more twists and turns than the most convoluted newspaper account.
When he finds himself on a train bound for Austria with insufficient funds after a bad night of gambling, he jumps at the chance to earn a fee to help a refugee smuggle securities across the border. Where his judgment sometimes failed him was in his personal life.
Red Harvest The Continental Op Book 1Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - Red harvest is more than a superb crime novel: it is a classic exploration of corruption and violence in the American grain. Detective-story master dashiell hammett gives us yet another unforgettable read in Red Harvest: When the last honest citizen of Poisonville was murdered, the Continental Op stayed on to punish the guilty--even if that meant taking on an entire town.
Judgment on DeltchevVintage Crime/Black Lizard - So perhaps it wasn’t so surprising when he was hired by an American newspaper publisher to cover the trial of Yordan Delchev for treason. Foster’s dramatic skill is well-known in London’s West End theaters. Accused of membership in the sinister officer Corps Brotherhood and of masterminding a plot to assassinate his country’s leader, Delchev may in fact be a pawn and his trial all show.
But when foster meets madame delchev, the accused’s powerful wife, he suddenly become enmeshed in more life-threatening intrigue than he could have imagined.
The Little Drummer Girl: A NovelPenguin Books - Joseph is an israeli intelligence officer, and Charlie has been wooed to flush out the leader of a Palestinian terrorist group responsible for a string of deadly bombings. Still uncertain of her own allegiances, she debuts in the role of a lifetime as a double agent in the “theatre of the real. Haunting and deeply atmospheric, john le Carré’s The Little Drummer Girl is a virtuoso performance and a powerful examination of morality and justice.
With an introduction by the author. Then a handsome stranger lures the aspiring actress away from her pals—but his intentions are far from romantic. From the new york times bestselling author of tinker, tailor, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; now a miniseries on AMC starring Alexander Skarsgard, Michael Shannon, Soldier, and Florence Pugh.
The Little Drummer Girl: A Novel - You want to catch the lion, first you tether the goat. On holiday in mykonos, charlie wants only sunny days and a brief escape from England’s bourgeois dreariness.
A Kind of AngerVintage Crime/Black Lizard - Disgraced reporter Piet Maas stumbles upon Lucia, in hiding in the south of France. No one can find her: not the police, who want her for murder; not the tabloids, who want her for her story; nor the real killers, who desperately want the papers she spirited away from the scene of the crime. There he must decide whether to publish her story—reviving his career but guaranteeing her death—or to join in her perilous extortion scheme, and risk both their lives for the promise of profit.
Eric ambler is at the top of his form with A Kind of Anger, which expertly combines a satire of paparazzi-driven media culture with a classic espionage tale filled with breathless suspense. Six weeks ago, lucia bernardi fled the Swiss villa where her lover was murdered—and then she vanished.
Epitaph for a SpyVintage Crime/Black Lizard - When the film he drops off at the chemist reveals photographs he has not taken, Vadassy finds himself the object of intense suspicion. Gatien, the expatriate brits, on the eve of World War II, everyone is suspect–the American brother and sister, and the German gentleman traveling under at least one assumed name.
But in St. When josef vadassy arrives at the hotel de la Reserve at the end of his Riviera holiday, he is simply looking forward to a few more days of relaxation before returning to Paris. The result is anything but the rest he had been hoping for.
Cause for AlarmVintage Crime/Black Lizard - Soon after he arrives, however, he learns the sinister truth of his predecessor’s death and finds himself courted by two agents with dangerously different agendas. After all, he speaks italian and he figures he’ll be able to endure Milan for a year, long enough to save some money. So when his fiancé points out the Spartacus Machine Tool notice, he jumps at the chance.
He’s engaged to be married and the employment market is pretty slim in Britain in 1937. Nicky Marlow needs a job. In the process, marlow realizes it’s not so simple to just do the job he’s paid to do in fascist Italy on the eve of a world war.