The Light Of Day Author:Eric Ambler Arthur Simpson was out of his league. Hustling a tourist, a little pimping, a quick hand in a pocket...these Simpson could handle. But an international jewel heist was another story. Of course, Simpson has a choice. He could always say "No"--and spend the rest of his life rotting in a Turkish jail. "Mr. Ambler has never done better." (L... more »ibrary Journal)« less
The narrator for this unabridged audio book, Richard Brown, is an ideal choice. Like many of Eric Ambler's protagonists, this anti-hero finds himself drawn into events over which he has almost no control. Told in the first person, the story manages to convey the personal qualms and self-delusional thinking of the middle-aged petty crook who is no match for either the Secret Service or a gang of professional villains, both of whom he must try to satisfy. The movie "Topkapi" was based on this plot, but does not fully do justice to one of the best works by the first and foremost master of the spy novel.