Author: Ambler, Eric Clifford (1909-1998) inscribed
The Care of Time
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, Giroux
Place: New York
277 pages. Royal octavo (9 1/4" x 6") bound in original publisher's quarter purple cloth with silver lettering to spine over blue boards, in original pictorial jacket. Inscribed First edition.
One Monday, Robert Halliday receives a bomb threat in the mail. Two days later, the bomb arrives—accompanied by an offer of employment from one Karliss Zander, an international fixer. Unless Halliday agrees to help him edit the memoirs of a 19th century Russian terrorist and ghostwrite an exposé of modern terrorist governments, Zander will detonate the bomb. For the sake of self-preservation, Halliday joins the project—but quickly discovers that Zander requires more than mere literary assistance: He and his daughter are in mortal peril from a Middle Eastern terrorist group. Now tangled in this massive international web of danger, Halliday wonders if it wouldn’t have been far less painful if that bomb had just gone off.
Inscription to title. Jacket front fold over flap creased, light edge wear, spine ends rubbed else a better than very good copy in like jacket.