Background to Danger

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  • Paperback
  • 280 pages
  • Background to Danger
  • Eric Ambler
  • English
  • 23 March 2017
  • 037572673X

About the Author: Eric Ambler

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Background to Danger Kenton S Career As A Journalist Depended On His Facility With Languages, His Knowledge Of European Politics, And His Quick Judgment Where His Judgment Sometimes Failed Him Was In His Personal Life When He Finds Himself On A Train Bound For Austria With Insufficient Funds After A Bad Night Of Gambling, He Jumps At The Chance To Earn A Fee To Help A Refugee Smuggle Securities Across The Border He Soon Discovers That The Documents He Holds Have A Than Monetary Value, And That European Politics Has Twists And Turns Than The Most Convoluted Newspaper Account.

10 thoughts on “Background to Danger

  1. says:

    Eric Ambler is one of my favorite authors with good reason He is the quintessential thriller writer Even Ian Fleming called Ambler the inspiration for his James Bond series Background to Danger has all the thrills of an Alfred Hitchcock movie English journalist Kenton finds himself in hot water when he agrees to help a fellow European traveler smuggle somesecuritiesout of Germany in the final days before World War II Before he knows it, Kenton is on the run, hunted by the police for mur Eric Ambler is one of my favorite authors with good reason He is the quintessential thriller writer Even Ian Fleming called Ambler the inspiration for his James Bond series Background to Danger has all the thrills of an Alfred Hitchcock movie English journalist Kenton finds himself in hot water when he agrees to help a fellow European traveler smuggle somesecuritiesout of Germany in the final days before World War II Before he knows it, Kenton is on the run, hunted by the police fo...

  2. says:

    Before Graham Greene and his in his so called entertainments , before Len Deighton, before Robert Ludlum, before John Le Carre, and before Alan Furst, there was Eric Ambler Ambler is often credited as the father of the contemporary thriller Perhaps, John Buchan deserves the title, but Ambler is the recognized master Ambler, who started writing these the 1930s, sets the tone for fast paced, international intrigue Many years ago, I read Ambler s A Coffin for Dimitrios, which I enjoyed, so I Before Graham Greene and his in his so called entertainments , before Len Deighton, before Robert Ludlum, before John Le Carre, and before Alan Furst, there was Eric Ambler Ambler is often credited as the father of the contemporary thriller Perhaps, John Buchan deserves the title, but Ambler is the recognized master Ambler, who started writing these the 1930s, sets the tone for fast paced, international intrigue Many years ago, I read Ambler s A Coffin for Dimitrios, which I enjoyed, so I was happy to find a copy of Background to Danger and plunge back into Ambler s work I was not disappointed.Background to Danger starts with an international correspondent who s lost most of his money gambling, and finds himself sharing a compartment on a train with a stranger who claims ...

  3. says:

    I m am surprised I enjoyed this as much as I did It s not the typical type of story I read The mysteries I m used to reading are farfluffy than this However, the characters in Background to Danger were so intriguing and oddly enough, warm that I found myself sucked into the characters as much as the mystery.I ve only given this four stars because, really, of my own personal tastes and lack of knowledge on the countries and foreign relationships the story deals wi...

  4. says:

    BACKGROUND TO DANGER 1937 Eric AmblerKenton was a free lance journalist working in Europe After spending a night carousing and gambling, he manages to catch his train to Austria out of Germany He realizes, however, that he doesn t have enough money to pay for his ticket He shares a compartment with another person and the two men strike up a conversation It turns out that his companion is also in his way to Austria, but is really worried that he will be stopped at the border and the BACKGROUND TO DANGER 1937 Eric AmblerKenton was a free lance journalist working in Europe After spending a night carousing and gambling, he manages to catch his train to Austria out of Germany He realizes, however, that he doesn t have enough money to pay for his ticket He shares a compartment with another person and the two men strike up a conversation It turns out that his companion is also in his way to Austria, but is really worried that he will be stopped at the border and the valuable papers he is carrying with him will be confiscated They strike a deal Kenton agrees to carry the pa...

  5. says:

    I just re read the back of this book, and I do not recognize any of the plot details described If what memory I do have serves, then this was one of my least favorite books amongst Ambler s repertoire the top favorite being the most excellent Coffin for Dimitrios The main issue again, if I am remembering the right book was that the whole package did not come together as it does in some of Ambler s other work The different locales, the over arching conspiracy, the every man protagonist w I just re read the back of this book, and I do not recognize any of the plot details described If what memory I do have serves, then this was one of my least favorite books amongst Ambler s repertoire the top favorite being the most excellent Coffin for Dimitrios The main issue again, if I am remembering the right book was that the whole package did not come together as it does in some of Ambler s other work The different locales, the over arching conspiracy, the every man protagonist who ends up in a situation that goes way over his head, and who has to rely on wit and c...

  6. says:

    Ambler, Eric UNCOMMON DANGER 1937In pre WW II Europe, Kenton, a free lance journalist is in Nuremburg investigating a story about a top level meeting of Nazi officers He gets his story, then takes the time to join in on an organized card game at his hotel In spite of knowing better, he plays until he loses his last mark An acquaintance there offers to lend him 100 marks, and Kenton accepts He boards a train to Vienna, where he has a friend who might be able to lend himmoney Ambler, Eric UNCOMMON DANGER 1937In pre WW II Europe, Kenton, a free lance journalist is in Nuremburg investigating a story about a top level meeting of Nazi officers He gets his story, then takes the time to join in on an organized card game at his hotel In spite of knowing better, he plays until he loses his last mark An acquaintance there offers to lend him 100 marks, and Kenton accepts He boards a train to Vienna, where he has a friend who might be able to lend himmoney until his next article sale On the train, he shares a compartment with a man who says he is an escaping Jew trying to get to Vienna with his money and valuable papers He offers Kenton 400 marks to take the papers across the border for him Being in a bind, Kenton agrees to do that, and to deliver the package to this man s hotel in the city When Kenton gets to Vienna and to the designated hotel, he finds the man dead on the floor, with a knife sticking ...

  7. says:

    Eric Ambler was a precursor to John Le Carre and Robert Ludlum says the jacket copy , and this novel is set in eastern Europe during the run up to World War II, first published in 1937 It s a great story, urbane and literate, told i...

  8. says:

    Great book I love the spirit of hope and the determination to make a contribution for a better life on this planet and the story is full of suspense, I like the way Ambler built his characters and love the his playful language.Definitely a recommendation from me

  9. says:

    The perfect book to read on a red eye late night to early morning flight from San Francisco to Washington, DC As usual, our hero is a normal working stiff, independent of the larger forces into whose orbit he is suddenly thrust His allies, and eventual friends are Soviet agents although again as usual Ambler does not romanticize them or hide the hard edges of espionage work The villains are rich capitalists and their agents Ambler does get off a few rants on corporations as the hidden d The perfect book to read on a red eye late night to early morning flight from San Francisco to Washington, DC As usual, our hero is a normal working stiff, independent of the larger forces into whose orbit he is sudde...

  10. says:

    AKA Uncommon Danger the original British title , this is an early novel 1937 by Eric Ambler, one of my favorite writers and a major figure in the development of the modern spy story Ambler s novels typically involve an Englishman traveling abroad who gets ensnared by accident or misadventure in an affair of espionage In this one a free lance journalist down on his luck and en route to Vienna to touch a friend for a loan is asked by a louche individual he meets on the train to carry a packag AKA Uncommon Danger the original British title , this is an early novel 1937 by Eric Ambler, one of my favorite writers and a major figure in the development of the modern spy story Ambler s novels typically involve an Englishman traveling abroad who gets ensnared by accident or misadventure in an affair of espionage In this one a free lance journalist down on his luck and en route to Vienna to touch a friend for a loan is asked by a louche individual he meets on the train to carry a package across the frontier for him No, I wouldn t do it either, but there s a tidy sum in it for our he...

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