Cause for Alarm

by Eric Ambler

Nicky Marlow needs a job. He's engaged to be married and the employment market is pretty slim in Britain in 1937. So when his fiancé points out the Spartacus Machine Tool notice, he jumps at the chance. After all, he speaks Italian and he figures he'll be able to endure Milan for a year, long enough to save some money.

Soon after he arrives, however, he learns the sinister truth of his predecessor's death and finds himself courted by two agents with dangerously different agendas. In the process, Marlow realizes it's not so simple to just do the job he's paid to do in fascist Italy on the eve of a world war.

Year First Published:1938

Genres, Series & More

 

Purchase New*



Paperback

Bookshop.org

 

Purchase Used & Rare *


Cause for Alarm
Format: Softcover
ISBN: 9780345259097      ISBN 10: 0345259092
Publisher: Ballantine Books  1978

Min Price: $6.98
Max Price: $72.91
Median Price: $6.98
# Books: 11

Cause for Alarm
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780375726743      ISBN 10: 0375726748
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard  2002

Min Price: $2.03
Max Price: $66.30
Median Price: $6.95
# Books: 24

 


Also by Eric Ambler



Also from 1938


* The Vintage Library receives a small affiliate fee for all qualified sales from our product providers.
We appreciate your support!