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Dirty Story: A Further Account of the Adventures of Arthur Abdel Simpson
Dirty Story A Further Account of the Adventures of Arthur Abdel Simpson Author:Eric Ambler Mr. Ambler's new book tells a further installment in the autobiography of that battered adventurer, Arthur Abdel Simpson, whose Interpol dossier describes him variously as interpreter, chauffeur, waiter, pimp, pornographer, and guide. — Arthur intorduced himself in The Light of Day (brilliantly filmed as Topkapi), in which he fell among internati... more »onal jewel thieves in Istanbul. This time we meet him in Athens trying desperately to obtain, officially or otherwise, a valid passport.
In Arthur Abdel Simpson, Eric Ambler has created a fascinating soldier of fortune, stateless, outside the pale. "Your life is nothing but a long dirty story," a British Vice-Consul in Athens tells him reprovingly. Inglorious Arthur may be, but wherever he goes intrigue thickens, suspense tightens and there is always that unmistakable feeling of real and present danger which pervades all Ambler's novels.« less