Ludlum, Robert The Ambler Warning

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The Ambler Warning

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On Parrish Island, off the coast of Virginia, there is a little-known and never visited psychiatric facility where the government stores former intelligence employees whose psychiatric state makes them a danger to their own government.

One of these employees is former agent Hal Ambler. But there's one difference between Hal and the other patients - Hal isn't crazy. Hal pulls off a daring escape, and now he's out to discover who stashed him there and why. But the world he returns to has changed. No one remembers him, there are no official records of Hal Ambler and, when he first looks in the mirror, the face he sees is not his own...

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The Ambler Warning, like many of Robert Ludlum's thrillers, gets much of its sense from our knowledge that intelligence agencies cannot be trusted to play fair even by their own. Hal Ambler is held in a facility for insane agents and is himself being drugged to a point where he cannot trust his own crumbling sanity. Even when he escapes, he is unable to be sure of his own past and identity--his very face is not as he remembers, let alone his fishing cabin and the friends of his youth. Something has been made from the wreckage of his mind, and he is not sure whether every step he takes may not be a part of someone else's plan. By contrast, Caston is the sort of intelligence agent who despises the Hal Amblers of this world--he is an accountant who follows the money of assassination and terror round the world while sitting in front of a monitor. Yet he too starts to get a sense that he is being used.

Part of the originality and strength of Ludlum's new thriller is that he always knows when to pull surprises like the eventual alliance of Caston and Ambler--two dangerously flawed and partial men in search of knowledge and also of wholeness. The glimpses of the great world of political innovation, and the theories that inform them, also give this rather more thoughtfulness than we saw in, say, Ludlum's recent Bourne books. ---Roz Kaveney

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The excitement and body count is high ( IRISH INDEPENDENT, 26 Nov)

The characters in Robert Ludlum's new novel are so hardboiled they crack rocks just by staring at them. An entertaining action thriller. A big book that crosses continents in a single chapter. It has a huge array of characters, is fast paced, has a good eye for detail and comes to a clever resolution. [A] clever plot. ( DAILY EXPRESS, 2 Dec)

A satisfying amount of action involved, with hair-raising escapes on almost every page, dramatic scraps and puzzle-solving, and about as much wet work as a thriller writer can squeeze in... Ludlum fans will love it. ( THE GUARDIAN, 17 December)

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