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In an essay on Ambler, James Fenton argued that Ambler said a decisive farewell to his left-wing period in his post-war cauae Judgement on Deltchevwhich revolves around a show trial in an unidentified Communist country somewhere in the Balkans. The reason for that is Le Carre in Spy portrayed the protagonist as vulnerable and with weaknesses like a normal human being which is different from the usual James Bond who is confident, virile, smart and all-knowing.

Used book in very good condition. Contents somewhat toned, spine rolled, cloth rubbed and rather marked. Better World Books Condition: Another mystery for me to cayse out.

Nov 04, K. 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 really enjoyed reading this story. Books by Eric Ambler. The protagonist is an ordinary Englishman, an engineer. The ambience is wonderfully described from the dank fog of Milan to a riveting man hunt which I will not reveal any more about for fear of ruining your entertainment. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.

When I reached the part about the retired lecturer ambled spoilersI was surprised to realise I had read this book before. Feb 20, Eadie rated it really liked it Shelves: Ambler wrote the final parts of the novel with a hot brick aarm his lap and another on his feet. Eric Ambler had a knack of writing in a way that makes you turn the pages avidly, eager to know what happens next.


Kenton’s and Vadassy’s difficulties are a nice combination of bad judgment and bad luck; Latimer’s a bit too much of a fool.

Ok, let’s see if I get this right. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The phrase “Islamic extremism” wouldn’t have been in his vocabulary.

Cause for Alarm

Preview — Cause for Alarm by Eric Ambler. The part that lost my interest was when Marlow ends up accused of bribery by the Italian state and erci to escape the country while being hunted down by the police. Owner’s name on front endpage. Quercus Rare Books Published: Ambler ably ramps up the tension as their methods of escape are taken away one by one. There are many modern writers who need to learn that particular skill.

Cause For Alarm by Ambler, Eric

But one of the other passengers is working for the Nazis. Binding itself is still relatively tight, book in great condition. As soon as I started reading this I recognized it, and recalled thoroughly enjoying it; I must hav Machine engineer Nicky Marlow finds himself out of a job and, in a time of recession, can’t find another. In the prologue we has seen market’s predecessor murdered by suspicious baddies. This may partly have been because this book was written before this scenario had become so common and partly because Marlow would never have gotten out by himself and his co-conspirator Zaleshoff had to more or less drag him out of the country against his will.


The company’s main sales are of the “Spartacus Type S2 automatic” which according to the book is: With fof author’s signed presentation inscription to the title page, “To Maurice and Helga with love from Eric”.

It would be interesting to know whether Chandler had read Ambler and this book in particular as he named his hero Marlowe. Returning to London, he was asked to compose a press release extolling the bogus virtues of a batch of dodgy bulbs for car headlights. The plot and its development good. Two of the major characters are thinly disguised Soviet agents and the whole Commie solidarity th Three and half stars rounded down.

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One of my favourite writers of the form is Eric Ambler, whose novels started to appear in the s. Once he gets there he runs into all kinds of interesting people. How can they survive?

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Cause for Alarm Ambler, Eric Hodder, Dec 15, Corey rated it really liked it. Now they were caught in a alafm. This is where the book kicks into high gear, as our hero desperately tries to dodge the Fascist black shirted government thugs. It’s cold and this is one of those people who don’t like the cold so he stands there thinking awful things while he waits.