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Publisher's Summary

On Parrish Island, a restricted island off the coast of Virginia, is a little-known and never-visited psychiatric facility. There, far from prying eyes, the government stores former intelligence employees whose psychiatric states make them a danger to their own government, people whose ramblings might endanger ongoing operations or prove dangerously inconvenient. One of these employees, former Consular Operations agent Hal Ambler, is kept heavily medicated and closely watched. But there's one difference between Hal and the other patients, Hal isn't crazy. With the help of a sympathetic nurse, Hal manages to clear his mind of the drug-induced haze and then pulls off a daring escape. Now he's out to discover who stashed him here and why, but the world he returns to isn't the one he remembers. Friends and longtime associates don't remember him, there are no official records of Hal Ambler, and, when he first sees himself in the mirror, the face that looks back at him is not the one he knows as his own.
©2005 Myn Pyn, LLC (P)2005 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
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Critic Reviews

"Ludlum packs more suspense into his novels than any other six-pack of thriller writers combined." (The New York Times)
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2 out of 5 stars
By Patsy Bailey on 11-29-05

What Were They Thinking?

Could have been a great ride. If the narrator was asked to read this
book in this manner, he should have turned the job down. Seems like
an interesting story but my mind wandered so much due to narration not holding my attenton, could not wait until it was over

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1 out of 5 stars
By Mike Thornburg on 12-17-05

Listener be warned

I have loved Robert Ludlum novels since my introduction to his writing in the early 80's. I have travelled to exotic locales, fought enemies of mankind, and loved with all the passion of his characters as they triumphed in their pursuits. But, the Ambler Warning is an utter disappointment. Be warned, this is not up to the character or caliber of Robert Ludlum. Perhaps he has lost his touch.

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10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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4 out of 5 stars
By Andrew Pindar on 09-14-09

Enjoyable rollercoaster

Robert Ludlum writes some excellent thrillers. This one is slightly formulaic and follows a similar thread to the 'Bourne' series. Having said that it was hugely enjoyable rollercoaster of a ride. The narrator's characterisation was excellent and subtle rather than over-the-top. All-in-all, very enjoyable, although I think most people will guess the ending before they get there.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Robert on 01-14-07

A good listen.

I enjoyed this book. Classic Ludlum stuff really. It's long, I'll agree, but then I like long books that develop characters slowly. The ending is surprising to say the least.

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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