Doctor Doctor

25 06 2016

Dr Frigo by Eric Ambler

 

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Dr. Ernesto Castillo has shunned politics and shut himself off from the world since his father, a Central American leader, was assassinated years ago. The doctor is content to live quietly on a small island, keeping busy with his practice and his mistress . . . but now his late father’s political party comes calling. Its rising leader, Manuel Villegas, hopes to put Dr. Castillo to work as his physician and as a rallying figure for the elder Castillo’s supporters.

 

A really well-written and suspenseful thriller. Reminiscent of several Graham Greene works in terms of setting and plot but none the worse for that. Overall, rather entertaining and well worth a read.

 

stars-3-5

 

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