(written Dec 5, catching up)
I have a beautiful Atheneum book club edition of this later Ambler (1964), in great condition. The story is a nice combination of sleazy journalism and current (at the time)events. A reporter gets caught up in the middle of a murder of an expat Kurdish general and flees with his mistress. A little more fanastical in the end than is usual for Ambler, and a lot of fun.