Tuesday, March 20, 2012
EPITAPH FOR A SPY - Eric Ambler
Josef Vadassy is a Hungarian refugee living in France earning a living as a language teacher.
While on holiday on the Riviera he innocently takes a roll of film of his holiday into be developed and as a result he is arrested as a Gestapo Agent.
What follows is an intriguing tale of espionage with Josef trying to uncover the real spy prior to his world being destroyed.
It's very Agatha Christie in that it has a cast of characters all in one place at one time with the spy being one of them. There the comparison ends, its very well written and the tension is continually built. This is Ambler at his peak. (Published in 1938)