A Coffin for Dimitrios

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

Journey Into Fear

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - 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. 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.

The Light of Day

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - 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. 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.

But harper proves to be more the spider than the fly when he catches Simpson riffling his wallet for traveler’s checks. 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.

The Light of Day - 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.

Epitaph for a Spy: A Spy Thriller

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - The result is anything but the rest he had been hoping for. Gatien, on the eve of world war ii, the expatriate Brits, everyone is suspect–the American brother and sister, and the German gentleman traveling under at least one assumed name. 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.

. But in St. When the film he drops off at the chemist reveals photographs he has not taken, Vadassy finds himself the object of intense suspicion.

Passage of Arms: A Suspense Thriller

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - But the cruise they were on was turning out to be a bore. And everything does go smoothly, until it comes to getting a check co-signed by the rebel leader… Vintage Books. All he has to do is sign some papers, he’s told, and he’ll be paid a handsome fee. So when the gracious Mr. 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. 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.

State of Siege: A Thriller

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - And instead of enjoying a sybaritic weekend with the Eurasian beauty Rosalie, Fraser finds himself trapped with her by a fanatical group who’ve taken over the country’s radio station and made their headquarters in his friend Jebb’s apartment. But sunda was newly independent, and not entirely stable.

. As the government launches a counterattack, the couple’s survival depends on their ability to dodge bullets and the shifting loyalties of the coup’s lieutenants. All in all steve fraser had enjoyed his three-year stint in the former Dutch Southeast Asian colony of Sunda, and he’d been well compensated.

State of Siege: A Thriller - Vintage Books. An opposition faction with fundamentalist Islamic leanings was set on overthrowing the provisional government. But now he was looking forward to a last weekend in the capital before heading home.

Night Soldiers: A Novel

Random House Trade Paperbacks - Night soldiers is a scrupulously researched panoramic novel, a work on a grand scale. Bulgaria, 1934. Random House Trade. Vintage Books. A young man is murdered by the local fascists. His brother, is recruited into the nkVD, the Soviet secret intelligence service, Khristo Stoianev, and sent to Spain to serve in its civil war.

Night soldiers masterfully re-creates the european world of 1934–45: the struggle between Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia for Eastern Europe, the last desperate gaiety of the beau monde in 1937 Paris, and guerrilla operations with the French underground in 1944. Warned that he is about to become a victim of Stalin’s purges, Khristo flees to Paris.

Background to Danger

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - Kenton's career as a journalist depended on his facility with languages, his knowledge of European politics, and his quick judgment. Random House Trade. Vintage Books. 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.

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. Where his judgment sometimes failed him was in his personal life.

Cause for Alarm

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - So when his fiancé points out the Spartacus Machine Tool notice, he jumps at the chance. After all, he speaks italian and he figures he’ll be able to endure Milan for a year, long enough to save some money. 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.

. Nicky Marlow needs a job. Vintage Books. 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. Random House Trade. He’s engaged to be married and the employment market is pretty slim in Britain in 1937.

The Dark Frontier: A Spy Thriller Vintage Crime/Black Lizard

Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - Used book in Good Condition. Vintage Books. Random House Trade. But he quickly recognizes that Groom has a more sinister agenda, and Carruthers is the only man who can stop him. Groom invites the professor to Ixania, a small nation-state in Eastern Europe whose growing weapons program threatens to destabilize the region.

Only after suffering a blow to the head—which muddles his brain into believing he is Conway Carruthers, international spy—does the mild-mannered physicist agree to visit Ixania. Physicist henry barstow is on holiday when he meets the mysterious Simon Groom, a representative for an armaments manufacturer.

The Dark Frontier: A Spy Thriller Vintage Crime/Black Lizard - The dark frontier launched Eric Ambler’s five-decade career as one of the most influential thriller writers of our time. England, 1935.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold: A George Smiley Novel George Smiley Novels

Penguin Books - From the new york times bestselling author of tinker, Spy; Our Kind of Traitor; and The Night Manager, Soldier, Tailor, now a television series starring Tom Hiddleston. John le carré’s new novel, A Legacy of Spies,  is now available. The 50th-anniversary edition of the bestselling novel that launched John le Carré’s career worldwide In the shadow of the newly erected Berlin Wall, Alec Leamas watches as his last agent is shot dead by East German sentries.

For leamas, the head of Berlin Station, the Cold War is over. Assuming the guise of an embittered and dissolute ex-agent, Leamas is set up to trap Mundt, the deputy director of the East German Intelligence Service—with himself as the bait. In the background is George Smiley, ready to make the game play out just as Control wants.

The Spy Who Came in from the Cold: A George Smiley Novel George Smiley Novels - Random House Trade. Used book in Good Condition. Vintage Books. Used book in Good Condition. As he faces the prospect of retirement or worse—a desk job—Control offers him a unique opportunity for revenge. Setting a standard that has never been surpassed, The Spy Who Came in from the Cold is a devastating tale of duplicity and espionage.