Topkapi by P-StratusBooks


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Author: Eric Ambler

Arthur Simpson is a petty thief who is discovered stealing from a hotel room. His victim, however, turns
out to be a criminal in a league well above his own and Simpson is blackmailed into smuggling arms into
Turkey for use in a major jewel robbery. The Turkish police, however, discover the arms and he is further
'blackmailed' by them into spying on the 'gang' - or rot in a Turkish jail. However, agreeing to help brings
even worse danger ....
Author Bio
Eric Ambler
Eric Ambler was born into a family of entertainers and in his early years helped out as a puppeteer.
However, he initially chose engineering as a full time career, although this quickly gave way to writing. In
World War II he entered the army and looked likely to fight in the line, but was soon after commissioned
and ended the war as assistant director of the army film unit and a Lieutenant-Colonel . This experience
translated into civilian life and Ambler had a very successful career as a screen writer, receiving an
Academy Award for his work on 'The Cruel Sea' in 1953. Many of his own works have been filmed, the
most famous probably being 'Light of Day', filmed as 'Topkapi' under which title it is now published. A
recurring theme in Ambler's works is the success of the well meaning, yet somewhat bungling amateur,
who triumphs in the face of adversity and hardened professionals.

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