Doctor Frigo Author:Eric Ambler Doctor Frigo is the Man of Ice. His father -- a Central American dictator -- was martyred by assassins' bullets. Exiled to a sun-scorched Caribbean island, Doctor Frigo becomes a reluctant spy, caught in a maelstrom of intrigue and bloody violence. As the seconds tick away, Doctor Frigo comes closer to the man who killed his father -- and to the... more » shocking possibility of his own death.« less
The good doctor, the son of an assassinated Central American dictator, is coerced into working for a politician who is planning the next coup. Whether he knows it or not, he is a spy for the French government and others who have vested interests in his birth country. What it lacks in the spy category it more than makes up for in political intrigue. Along the way the doctor discovers who really had his father killed. As good as it gets until you graduate to John Le Carre.