The Ambler Warning by Robert Ludlum

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On Parrish Island, a restricted island off the coast of Virginia, is a little-known and never-visited psychiatric facility. There, far from prying eyes, the government stores former intelligence employees whose psychiatric states make them a danger to their own government, people whose ramblings might endanger ongoing operations or prove dangerously inconvenient. One of these employees, former Consular Operations agent Hal Ambler, is kept heavily medicated and closely watched. But there's one difference between Hal and the other patients - Hal isn't crazy. With the help of a sympathetic nurse, Hal manages to clear his mind of the drug-induced haze and then pulls off a daring escape. Now he's out to discover who stashed him here and why - but the world he returns to isn't the one he remembers. Friends and longtime associates don't remember him, there are no official records of Hal Ambler, and, when he first sees himself in the mirror, the face that looks back at him is not the one he knows as his own.

 

About Robert Ludlum

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Robert Ludlum was the author of twenty-one novels, each a New York Times bestseller. There are more than 210 million of his books in print, and they have been translated into thirty-two languages. In addition to the Jason Bourne series-The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, and The Bourne Ultimatum-he was the author of The Scarlatti Inheritance, The Chancellor Manuscript, and The Apocalypse Watch, among many others. Mr. Ludlum passed away in March, 2001.
 
Published April 1, 2007 by St. Martin's Press. 640 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Horror, Action & Adventure, Political & Social Sciences. Fiction

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There are a few interesting characters—particularly CIA accountant Clayton Caston, a man who knows little about feelings but who can tease a mountain of information out of a spy's expense account—but the villains are mostly invisible and everybody else ends up dead before you really get to know t...

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The latest work to be issued under his name, THE AMBLER WARNING, is a ghostwritten homage not only for Ludlum but also for Eric Ambler, a departed author who arguably is the father of 20th century espionage fiction.

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Hal's search for his true identity is padded out with finding out who he can and can't trust, and trying to stay alive as he careers round Europe and the US with the bad guys half a pace behind him.

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The Ambler Warning maintains shades of Ludlum's gripping narrative style and exciting plotting, but fans of Ludlum will easily notice that another's hands have been at work on this book.

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