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By the author of Rogue Male, one of the classic thrillers of the twentieth century.
A superb thriller from a 20th century master of the genre.

Edmund Hawkins is down on his luck in London, after a brief sojourn in an African dictatorship. In desperation for cash he steals a woman’s bag in which, in addition to money, he finds a mysterious gold pendant, which, it transpires, is the national icon of Malpelo, a small Central American country.

Intrigued by the pendant, and flush with money from the theft, Hawkins decides to travel to revolution-riven Malpelo, setting in motion a train of dramatic and far-reaching events from which he will be lucky to escape.

Reviews

The best in his field since Buchan
OBSERVER
Household ... helped to develop the suspense story into an art form
NEW YORK TIMES