The book is a classic espionage thriller that revolves around a crime novelist who becomes intrigued by the story of a notorious criminal, Dimitrios. The novelist's curiosity leads him on a journey across Europe, tracing the steps of Dimitrios, who is believed to be dead. As he delves deeper into Dimitrios's world of political intrigue, drug trafficking, and murder, he finds himself caught up in a dangerous game with life-threatening consequences.
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This book is on the following lists:
- 17th on The Top 100 Mystery Novels of All Time (Mystery Writers of America)
- 24th on The Top 100 Crime Novels of All Time (Crime Writers' Association)
- 58th on 100 Best Novels in English Since 1900 (Counterpunch)
- The 100 Best Mystery and Thriller Books of All Time (Time)