Background to Danger

Background to Danger

Book - 2001 | 1st Vintage Crime/Black Lizard ed.
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Random House, Inc.
The classic story of an ordinary man seemingly out of his depth, this is Ambler's most widely acclaimed novel, "one of the masterpieces of the genre" (The New York Times Book Review).

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. At first merely curious to reconstruct the career of the notorious Dimitrios, whose body has been identified in an Istanbul morgue, Latimer soon finds himself caught up in a shadowy web of assassination, espionage, drugs, and treachery that spans the Balkans.

Baker & Taylor
While vacationing in Istanbul, English novelist Charles Latimer decides to investigate the intriguing past of one of Europe's most sinister criminals, the notorious Dimitrios, a search that will lead him into a shadowy web of espionage, drugs, intrigue, and assassination. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2001.
Edition: 1st Vintage Crime/Black Lizard ed.
ISBN: 9780375726712
0375726713
9780375726736
037572673X
Characteristics: 280 p. ; 21 cm.

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