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 charismatic leader, Manuel Villegas, hopes to put Dr. Castillo to work as his physician and as a rallying figure for the elder Castillo’s supporters. The doctor finds himself caught up in a game of politics and violence, where everything may be at stake…
Doctor Frigo was originally published in 1974.
‘A masterly novel, particularly in its study of the man who gives the story its title. The reactions to revolutionary violence of this apparently detached Dr. Castillo offer many ironic and tragic glances at the collapse of political liberalism.’ – Julian Symons, The New York Times Book Review
‘Densely composed and deftly delivered. . .Ambler unfolds his plot in the painstaking fashion of a chess grand master.’ – Time