Narrated By: Mark Noble
Duration: 8 hours and 59 minutes
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Josef Vadassy, a Hungarian refugee and language teacher living in France, is enjoying his first break for years in a small hotel on the Riviera. But when he takes his holiday photographs to be developed at a local chemists, he suddenly finds himself mistaken for a Gestapo agent and a charge of espionage is levelled at him. To prove himself innocent to the French police, he must discover which one of his fellow guests at his pension is the real spy. As he desperately tries to uncover the true culprit's identity, Vadassy must risk his job, his safety and everything he holds dear.
© Eric Ambler 1938 (P) Penguin Audio 2020
Espionage & spy thriller
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A sly variation on the traditional English country-house murder mystery
Unquestionably our best thriller writer
A genuine classic
The source on which we all draw
An uncommonly good story of international intrigue
If you want to experience the feel of the Continent in the 1930s, you will find few better guides