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by Eric Ambler




It is Syria in 1970, three years after the Six Days War. Michael Howell was utterly apolitical and genetically programmed for survival, a Levantine of mixed origin who possessed profitable business enterprises throughout the Middle East and an Italian mistress as his office manager. Life was sweet for Michael Howell until, one night in Damascus, he discovered that his factories had become the clandestine operations base of the Palestine Action Force, a fanatical terrorist organization dead-set on destroying Israel. Suddenly, Howell is caught in the middle with nowhere to run. Eric Ambler is the recipient of four Gold Dagger Awards and one Silver. In 1975, he was named Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America.
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ISBN: 1842431498
ISBN13: 978-1842431498
Category: Mystery
Subcategory: Thrillers & Suspense
Author: Eric Ambler
Language: English
Publisher: No Exit; 18th Birthday Ed edition (August 1, 2005)
Pages: 311 pages
ePUB size: 1253 kb
FB2 size: 1222 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 173
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Dagdalas
This is my first Eric Ambler novel and I greatly enjoyed it. I especially liked the engineering and technical aspects of the story which, for me, added an interesting domension to a fine story of suspense and intrigue. The version I purchased is the newly released (2009) paperback. This was the most poorly edited book I have ever read. There were typographical errors on almost every page -- so many I actually began marking them as I read. It is obvious that this was desktop published from a word precessor version of the original text and the typing was done by a very inept typist. (I see some of the same mistakes I make when I use a word processor!) Besides letter transpositions, there were formatting errors and misspelled words. I doubt that the document was ever proof read before going to publication. Amazing that a publisher would release something that was done so poorly -- and that Amazon would sell it!
MarF
After I had read this book from the library, I bought one as a gift for son-in-law because the Levanter is a spellbinding novel with subject pertinent today. Then I bought this older edition for myself to re-read at a later time.
The Levanter is well written and suspenseful with Interesting well-defined characters. One of the 5 best as rated by the Wall Street Journal's selections of thrillers and Eric Ambler's works. If you like Vince Flynn and "24"or Alan Furst, you will probably like the Levanter, by Eric Ambler. Not quite so much action, but the same type of intrigue and plot twists with a recognizable hero. I also have bought other novels by this master story teller. He is amazingly current though this book is nearly 30 yrs old. You have to keep reminding yourself that the story is set and written in the 1980's because it deals with the middle east and bombs.
Enjoy!!!
Moswyn
After I had read this book from the library, I bought one as a gift for my son-in-law because the Levanter is a spellbinding novel with subject pertinent today. Well written and suspenseful. Interesting well-defined characters. One of the 5 best as rated by the Wall Street Journal's selections of thrillers and Eric Ambler's works. If you like Vince Flynn and "24"or Alan Furst, you will probably like the Levanter, by Eric Ambler. Not quite so much action, but the same type of intrigue and well defined "heros". I also have bought other novels by this master story teller. The Levanter is amazingly current though written in 1980's, and the plot line involves the middle east and nuclear weapons!
Enjoy!!!
Doomredeemer
A mystery of such finite detail about how to run a business in the Middle East amid corruption and government control is somewhat of a textbook, dry and long-winded, i.e., until one gets to the lessons in bomb-making and the chilling evil of Palestinian terrorism.

For students of Middle Eastern conflict, this is certainly evidence of the origins of the present War on Terror against the U.S. In 2001, President Bush was criticized for predicting that the war may take several generations before it is ended. Well, by 2001, the war was already at least forty years old. By 1971, when The Levanter was written, the animosity between Arabs and Zionists was already being directed at the Western World.

Ambler accurately lays out the hatred and blind ideology of Palestinians against Israel, and the frightening methods used to ensnare anyone caught in the middle of this never-ending conflict.
Eayaroler
Actually one of his most incisive stories--this is news you should be getting from The Media but that would involve leaving the hotel bar.... 38 years after publication, you will learn more from The Levanter than you will from the New York Times.

Provided you can get through the typographical errors. These are legion--if a typo derby were held, this would win hands down. It's a disgrace. Quick perusal of the publication info reveals the copyright is now held by the publisher. The publisher typeset this edition. The publisher did not proofread its work. At times, you will be brought to a dead halt trying to figure out what the author actually wrote. In many cases--but not all--these are errors which the spellchecker would not spot. You buy this edition, get ready for a typo-fest.

Recommendation--save yourself grief you don't need and buy an earlier edition. And don't even think about further purchases from this publisher.
Fato
The 2009 House of Stratus paperback edition of this very good book is full of typos--I have never seen so many in a published book before. It is as if someone was working from a recording of the book and trying to type it. There are so many phonetically spelled words--it simply gets in the way of reading it. I would not recommend this edition. It is a shame because this is a tough book to find.The Levanter
Tiainar
Amblers lovable, flawed anti-heroes in business guise!
A very good realistic thriller. Places and events are real interwoven with fiction. Liked it very much.