By Eric Ambler
“The maximum undercover agent novelist of all time.” —San Francisco Chronicle
“One of the easiest tales of overseas intrigue you’ll ever find.” --The New Yorker
“Told with nice narrative ability. . . . This publication aren't simply forgotten.” --The long island occasions booklet Review
“Confirms Ambler’s recognition because the most efficient mystery author of our time.” --Time
Returning to his inn room after a late-night flirtation with a cabaret dancer at an Istanbul b?ite, Graham is stunned by way of an interloper with a gun. What follows is a nightmare of intrigue for the English armaments engineer as he makes his approach domestic aboard an Italian freighter. one of the passengers are a few Nazi assassins cause on combating his returning to England with plans for a Turkish safety process, the seductive cabaret dancer and her supervisor husband, and a few marvelous allies. exciting, severe, and masterfully plotted, trip Into worry is a vintage suspense story from one of many founders of the style.
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