The High Bright Sun by Ian Stuart Black is set in the Cyprus in the 60s. American Juno is visiting Cyprus for some research and staying with her father’s best friend Dr. Andros. There is uprising going on in Cyprus at that time and Juno witnesses the death of two British soldiers and trouble starts for her from then onwards. Juno realises that local fugitive Skyros is friendly with her Dr. Andros and that’s when she becomes a liability. Her attempt to escape from the clutches of the local gang, murders, become the rest of the plot. She is in the meanwhile on and off engaged in a relationship with local British intelligence officer McGuire. The narrative is fast paced and thrilling.
This book was made into a movie starring Dirk Bogarde, Susan Strasbourg among others.