Nicky Marlow needs a job. He’s engaged to be married and the employment market is pretty slim in Britain in So when his fiancé points. : Cause for Alarm (): Eric Ambler: Books. Cause for Alarm and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. : Cause for Alarm (Penguin Modern Classics) (): Eric Ambler: Books.

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Want to Read saving…. Black lettering to spine and front board. Owner’s name on front endpage. Before the rather naive Nicky properly knows what’s going on, he’s up to his ears in international skulduggery, with his life very much at risk.

But Zaleshoff accurately predicts this is only bait for, once Marlow has sent a report or two, Vagas will have enough evidence to blackmail him into doing significantly more work, namely writing additional reports about everything he sees and overhears as he goes about his legitimate visits to Italian munitions factories. The plot and its development good.

Here Lies is almost coy in the way it slips mention of Ambler’s first novel into the narrative: Refresh and try again. I did not create the situation.

While he was studying in Budapest, his father and brother were shot by the Yugoslav police for being social democrats. Peccato per il finale fatto di rincorsa e col terrore di non riuscire a chiudere il cerchio.


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On the one hand: The last third of the book, in which Marlow attempts to evade Italian police and secret service officials who are trying to arrest him, is unbelievably silly and quite out of keeping with everything that precedes it. Pages bright and clean.

There is very little shelf wear. Jul 12, James Smith rated it really liked it. Aug 24, Mary Frances rated it liked it Shelves: Your business man has no other responsibility but to make profits for himself and his shareholders.

The passage of time has brought an extra level of irony to the novel, which Ambler can’t have foreseen but surely wouldn’t have been surprised by.

Notify me of new comments via email. According to his autobiography, Here LiesAmbler completed Cause For Alarm in an out-of-season hotel in the French Alps which was so cold that the owners heated up bricks on the hotel stove, wrapped them in newspaper and distributed them to guests.

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The protagonist is an ordinary Englishman, an engineer. As soon as he arrives in Milan he finds himself surrounded by mysteries: Front and rear flaps of jacket glued to front and rear end papers.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. In brief, the story features a young unemployed Brit, Nicky Marlow, who takes a job at an overseas arm of a British armaments producer, in Italy, in the late s. Ambler is warning his readership agai Probably 4. Text is very nice with no visible wear, no owner’s marks. See 1 question about Cause for Alarm…. There was no gripping edge-of-your-seat scene not typical of your other favorite spy novels. That change was caused by the Nazi-Soviet Pact ofalthough come to think of it, that was a year later than the book was written.

I’d look around when things started jumping anf heaving under an artillery barrage, and Eric would be flicking dust off his boot.

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Email required Address never made public. I contrast him favourably with Ian Fleming, whose writing was not always perfect, but goodness he was creative and his characters and settings leap off the page. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing.

In protective mylar cover.

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