Ambler, Eric. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux (1981). First Edition. Cloth spine with silver lettering. 277 pp. Dust jacket has a couple of short tears. “Robert Halliday, an American free-lance writer is coerced into negotiations between NATO and the ‘Ruler,’ a powerful Persian Gulf sheik of questionable sanity.” Book: Very Good. Dust Jacket: Very Good.