Graham felt like he had lost something valuable. In fact, he had lost nothing but a sliver of skin from the back of his tight hand. All that had happenend to him was that he had discovered the fear of death.
This is an excellent story that will keep you enthralled throughout! The main character Graham is an ordinary fellow who gets caught up in the struggles of WWII Europe. Ambler does a fine job of developing Graham's predicament. The amazing thing, however, was how believable it was! Without resorting to superhuman feats or gratuitous sex and violence, Ambler draws you into the story and characters with amazing skill. Sadly this is becoming a lost art. All modern day "thriller" and "mystery" writers should read this book before putting ink to paper!