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by Eric Ambler

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ISBN:
0340166797
ISBN13:
978-0340166796
Author:
Eric Ambler
Publisher:
Hodder & Stoughton Ltd; Uniform Ed edition (May 1973)
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Pages:
320 pages
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1742 kb
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1719 kb
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Category:
Thrillers & Suspense
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Rating:
4.5

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Eric Ambler Cause for Alarm Prologue DEATH IN MILANThe man standing in the shadow of the doorway turned up the collar of his overcoat and stamped his numb feet gently on the damp stones. In the distance he could hear the sound of a train pulling out of the Stazione Centrale, and wished he was riding in it, lounging back in a first-class compartment on his way to Palermo. Читать онлайн Cause for Alarm.

According to his autobiography, Here Lies, Ambler 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

According to his autobiography, Here Lies, Ambler 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. Ambler wrote the final parts of the novel with a hot brick in his lap and another on his feet.

THE train gathered speed. Zaleshoff went on talking. I listened to him in stunned silence. This is the way I see it, he said: Madame Vagas had it in for her ever-loving husband. ped you the night you went to the Opera proves that. You remember what she said? ‘He killed Ferning. It was obvious that she knew a lot. I’ve an idea she knew more than Vagas knew.

Although Ambler is a skillful writer, this book is very dated. Set in the late 1930s, it posits Italy as unsure of whether it would ally with Germany or the Anglo-French alliance

Only 5 left in stock (more on the way). Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Although Ambler is a skillful writer, this book is very dated. Set in the late 1930s, it posits Italy as unsure of whether it would ally with Germany or the Anglo-French alliance. The protagonist is sent from a firm in England to manage its corrupt Italian office, where he discovers the corruption, gets by through English pluck and solid virtues, good luck, and the help of a mysterious American.

Cause For Alarm by Eric Ambler is a classic spy thriller that is set in Fascist Italy in 1938. A tale of espionage and counter-espionage, this was an enjoyable read about the political situation that. Пользовательский отзыв - JackMassa - LibraryThing. I'm told Eric Ambler invented the "normal guy caught up in suspense" story, and that pretty much sums this up. A little slow getting started, but after that a mounting curve of mystery and suspense snowballing to a satisfying conclusion.

Cause for Alarm is a novel by Eric Ambler first published in 1938. Set in Fascist Italy in that year, the book is one of Ambler's classic spy thrillers

Cause for Alarm is a novel by Eric Ambler first published in 1938. Set in Fascist Italy in that year, the book is one of Ambler's classic spy thrillers. Nicholas Marlow, an English engineer engaged to a young doctor, one day, out of the blue, loses his well-paid job. After several months of sheer desperation, he responds to an advert by an English engineering company, the Spartacus Machine Tool Company of Wolverhamption. He is offered the post of the firm's representative in Italy.

Cause for Alarm book. Eric Ambler was one of the granddaddies of the spy novel. His Journey Into Fear is one of the best books I’ve read in this genre. So how was this one? This book was written in 1938 and Ambler wears his leftist leanings quite comfortably on his sleeve.

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Italian fascists were a joke, unless they had you in their power. They had Marlow, and he was desperate. He ended up running for his life.

"Exciting chases, hairbreadth escapes, authentically accurate. Excellent!" (Saturday Review)

Reviews:
  • Nalaylewe
Although Ambler is a skillful writer, this book is very dated. Set in the late 1930s, it posits Italy as unsure of whether it would ally with Germany or the Anglo-French alliance. The protagonist is sent from a firm in England to manage its corrupt Italian office, where he discovers the corruption, gets by through English pluck and solid virtues, good luck, and the help of a mysterious American. The pace is slow, the characters are well developed but naive in hindsight, and the enemies are bumblers. The good things done by the hero are of global strategic importance according to the story, but are hardly believable or realistic in view of what we know now about Hitler and Mussolini.
  • Frey
I enjoyed the first part of this book, wherein the protagonist Marlow gets involved -- reluctantly -- in intrigue in pre-war Italy. There was definite, palpable suspense as Marlow begins to attract the attention of a bunch of characters who may or may not be good guys in the Europe that is slowly drifting toward horrendous war. But at one point, a long and very improbable escape/chase scene takes place which, for me, destroyed the flow and rhythm of the book. It's as if the author wanted to eat up a lot of pages just so he could get to where he could wrap things up. Without that chase/escape scene, the book could have been a third shorter, and probably would have been a better book. I've read two other Ambler books and despite proper respect for his contribution to the genre, I don't think I'll read any others. Give me Furst, Deighton or other modern day espionage writers.
  • Amis
I've been working my way through this series of espionage books and have enjoyed them. In this one, however, Ambler's "innocent bystander," an engineer named Marlow, is clueless about everything. And I mean everything. Perhaps this was meant to symbolize English attitudes in the years before WWII. Or perhaps it reflects Ambler's view of engineers generally. Or perhaps it was an attempt to paint the armament industry as heedless of political influences. In any event, the growing war threat doesn't seem to have reached him, something made even more puzzling by the fact that he takes a position with an armaments company's Italian office. Marlow's persona is drawn in sharp contrast to other characters, who are dedicated to causes and full of initiative. Poor Marlow is manipulated and becomes dependent on the skill of a Soviet agent.

It's worth a read but lacks the appeal of others in the series.
  • Pettalo
Not Ambler's best although it was enlightening to read about pre-war Fascist Italy, The story went well until about the final part when I got the feeling that the plot was stretched to make it longer or more exciting, Oh well, they can't all be great.
  • Dalallador
This was a good story best at the beginning. The adventure crossing the mountains was a bit long but the writing was good. I enjuyed it less than A Coffin for Demetrius which i really liked.
  • Rainpick
The book Cause for Alarm by Eric Ambler arrived on time in good condition and on time.
The book is OK if you like reading spy books. It the type of book you read and throw away.
  • tref
Classic 'Film Noir' feel. You can see why Eric Ambler would be the inspiration for Allan Furst. His use of the unlikely hero is always entertaining.
A very well written and interesting story of pre world war II spying in Europe written by a master of the spy story.