The Ambler Warning

The pool, the sun, the warmth…ahh, Florida vacations. That can only mean one thing, paperbacks and a lounge chair! How better to fill the paperback side of things than with Robert Ludlum? Well, there are better ways, but he filled the bill adequately.

Keep in mind that Robert Ludlum is dead. This book was published after his death. According to the info on the copyright page:

Since his death, the Estate of Robert Ludlum has worked with a carefully selected author and editor to prepare and edit this work for publication.

Makes sense I guess. It certainly felt and read like a Ludlum book. Huge conspiracy within a conspiracy and lots of action that spanned the globe. Great for reading next to the pool. I enjoyed it.

I’m warning you though, it’s somewhat formulaic. In fact, it felt a lot like The Bourne Identity because the main character was out of commission for a few years in a psych hospital and lost his identity. And much like Jason Bourne, he has a special woman, unfamiliar with spy-craft, who helps him get through this identity crisis emotionally and tactically.

Now, onto some Sue Grafton…the ultimate pool-side paperback queen…