This Gun for Hire

Kobo ebook | December 11, 2012

byEric Ambler

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First published five years after he introduced Arthur Abdel Simpson in the comic thriller The Light of Day, Eric Ambler turns the spotlight back to his compelling antihero—a man you can’t help but root for.

Arthur Abdel Simpson counts himself lucky to have survived his adventure at Istanbul’s Topkapi Museum. Now living in Athens, Greece, he finds the British Consul has seized his passport—they don’t care to renew passports for people who have committed criminal acts or renounced their British citizenship, and Simpson has done both. Now he needs to obtain a fake passport and visas to stay in country. But his inept attempts to do so leave him in debt to multiple shady operatives. Before he knows what’s happened, Simpson finds himself on a boat to Port Said, en route to a new—and potentially short-lived—career as an officer with a group of mercenary soldiers preparing for a major operation in the Central African jungle.

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First published five years after he introduced Arthur Abdel Simpson in the comic thriller The Light of Day, Eric Ambler turns the spotlight back to his compelling antihero—a man you can’t help but root for.Arthur Abdel Simpson counts himself lucky to have survived his adventure at Istanbul’s Topkapi Museum. Now living in Athens, Greece...

Eric Ambler was born in London on June 28, 1909. Ambler toured in the late 1920s as a music-hall comedian and wrote plays, following in the footsteps of his parents, who were entertainers. After studying engineering at London University from 1924 to 1927, he took an apprenticeship in engineering at the Edison Swan Electric Company. Whe...

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Format:Kobo ebookPublished:December 11, 2012Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307950050

ISBN - 13:9780307950055

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