The Ambler Warning

The Ambler Warning

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On Parrish Island, a restricted strip of land off the coast of Virginia, there is a little-known and never visited psychiatric facility. There, far from prying eyes, the government stores former intelligence employees whose psychiatric state make them a danger to their own government, people whose ramblings might endanger ongoing operations or prove dangerously inconvenient. One of these employees, former Consular Operations agent Hal Ambler is kept heavily medicated and closely watched. But, there's one difference between Hal and the other patients - Hal isn't crazy. With the help of a sympathetic nurse, Hal manages to first clear his mind of the drug-induced haze and then pull off a daring escape. Now he's out to discover who stashed him there and why - but the world he returns to isn't the one he remembers. Friends and longtime associates don't remember him, there are no official record of Hal Ambler, and when he first sees himself in the mirror, the face that looks back at him is not the one he knows as his own.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 496 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 46mm | 879.98g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0752857495
  • 9780752857497

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"The excitement and body count is high" IRISH INDEPENDENT, 26 Nov "The characters in Robert Ludlum's new novel are so hardboiled they crack rocks just by staring at them. An entertaining action thriller. A big book that crosses continents in a single chapter. It has a huge array of characters, is fast paced, has a good eye for detail and comes to a clever resolution. [A] clever plot." DAILY EXPRESS, 2 Dec "A satisfying amount of action involved, with hair-raising escapes on almost every page, dramatic scraps and puzzle-solving, and about as much wet work as a thriller writer can squeeze in... Ludlum fans will love it." THE GUARDIAN, 17 Decembershow more

About Robert Ludlum

After a successful career in the theatre, Robert Ludlum launched his career as a bestselling writer with THE SCARLATTI INHERITANCE in 1971, the first of twenty-three consecutive international bestsellers.show more

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4 39% (3,419)
3 32% (2,763)
2 7% (591)
1 2% (140)
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