It came down to this: if I had not been arrested by the Turkish police, I would have been arrested by the Greek police. I had no choice but to do as this man Harper told me. He was entirely responsible for what happened to me.
- From The Light of Day by Eric Ambler
It is close to forty years since I read those lines. I instantly recognized them. A perfect example of memorable.
He was a giant. I recall being stunned the first time I read one of his novels.
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