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The Mask of Dimitrios

Read & Download The Mask of Dimitrios ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook A chance encounter with a Turkish colonel with a penchant for British crime novels leads Charles Latimer himself the author of a handful of successful mysteries into a w When I first heard ISIL substituted for ISIS I thought What the heck does the L stand for Somebody told me it stood for the Levant and I immediately thought of The Mask of Dimitrios my favorite novel of international intrigueWhat is the Levant It is the once fashionable term for the countries of the eastern Mediterranean rim comprising ancient Canaan and Asia Minor Israel Palestine Jordan Syria Lebanon Turkey Add to this the Levant s primary areas of influence CyprusGreece the Balkans and you have the core of Mehmed II s first Caliphate for centuries the area where for good and ill the Islamic Near East opened itself to the West And today bringing us back to the L in ISIL it is the western boundary of what the so called Islamic State consider their rightful sphereFrom the early 20 s until the end of the 30 s the time period of Eric Ambler s Dimitrios there was little talk of radical Islam in the Levant not surprising given the heavy hand of the secularist Turkish state but there was plenty of ethnic cleansing ideological conflict political assassination and crime Turk slaughtered Armenian capitalist battled socialist prime ministers were assassinated drugs women and state secrets were bought and sold and the fascists and communists delighting in the general unrest took what advantage they could Perhaps even frightening were those individual psychopaths the fixers the brokers the bankers amoral entrepreneurs who exploited even the fascists and communists and always seemed to come out on top The Mask of Dimitrios is a book about such a manDimitrios Makropolous is an interesting character but it is the manner in which Ambler tells his story a manner which anticipates the structure of Citizen Kane that makes it so engaging Our detective novelist narrator is shown a corpse in the Istanbul morgue and becomes obsessed with discovering the victim s history As he journeys from Istanbul to Athens from Geneva to Paris he interviews people who have known Dimitrios and each one the leftwing journalist the female cafe owner the master spy the human trafficker has a story to tell Not only is each of the settings from a sleazy Athens cafe to a Swiss mountain villa perfectly realized but the voice of each subsidiary narrator is individualized as well Moreover many of these narrators comment ironically about the principal narrator s naivete or his uestionable motives and this too gives the novel depth and breadthWhatever your judgment of Dimitrios Makropolous may be I am convinced that his grandsons are still with us Although they are not members of ISIL Boko Haram or the Taliban they are there acting as their middlemen always ready to make a buck helping them to choose lucrative targets for kidnapping to sell their female captives into slavery to send their heroin through Marseilles to the West

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Read & Download The Mask of Dimitrios ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Orld of sinister political and criminal maneuvers throughout the Balkans in the years between the world wars At first merely curious to reconstruct the career of the not Excellent between the wars spy story that sets the bar for later entries into the genre The tale has also given numerous parts of itself to other writers A solid bit of Charade that delightful 1963 Cary Grant Audrey Hepburn spies in Paris story came from this 1939 taleBut the main thing about reading the book the primary pleasure unavailable to viewers of the 1944 film The Mask of Dimitrios is that the movie timeframe makes the story or less a highlight reel It also seemed a bit off to me to make this interwar story in the midst of WWIInot a great time for the BalkanParisianGreek dealings or the staunchly anti bankster tone of the book to be filmed So uite naturally they were left outThe book unfolds if not slowly then at a steady pace and one that simply could not be filmed in that time Now it would be a 4 hour event series as we apparently now call the miniseries of my youth that would I feel uite sure work well to flesh out the filmed version to something like the book s fullness The story s action takes place by reports and in flashbacks yet such is Ambler s gift with the gab that it doesn tdidn t to me anywayfeel draggy or reportedSkip the three star film read the five star book and never look back

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Read & Download The Mask of Dimitrios ¶ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Orious Dimitrios whose body has been identified in an Istanbul morgue Latimer soon finds himself caught up in a shadowy web of assassination espionage drugs and treacher Sometimes digging around in the past is just a bad idea and for British crime writer Charles Latimer he certainly ends up way out of his league after befriending an inspector from the Turkish police while staying in Istanbul he learns that master criminal Dimitrios Makropoulos has just been fished out the water killed by an apparent knife to the back Latimer takes an interest in this mysterious Dimitrios and decides to try and delve into his history to write a true crime novel rather one of fiction but what starts out as a few general inuiries soon turns into a journey of obsession that sees him travel around Europe meeting old acuaintances and learning that Dimitrios was mixed up in some serious business including spies assassination attempts people trafficking drug smuggling and false identities but just who can be trusted and what is to be believed could his own life be in danger before he knows it things things turn far greater than he could have first imagined And he soon realizes that Dimitrios was a very cunning and clever individualAlthough classed in the genre of spy thriller with John le Carr Robert Ludlum and frederick forsyth coming to mind The Mask of Dimitrios also had the pacing and intrigue of the detective noir novels of the same time period making this a hybrid of the two and it works well Ambler s writing is deep and intelligent placing emphasis on deep characters at the expense of any exciting thrills but still retaining some tense moments making for an authentic British crime classic

  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 214
  • The Mask of Dimitrios
  • Eric Ambler
  • English
  • 25 May 2019
  • 9780345316950