Plenty of time until next month's meetup. For more details, see the full listing:http://www.meetup.com/NYC-brainy-readers/calendar/13270385/Cause for Alarm (Eric Ambler)When
: Sunday, August 15,[masked]:30 PMWhere
: Savore Ristorante
200 Spring St.
New York, NY 10012
(212)[masked]Reviewed as one of the best thrillers of the 20th century, by an author considered to be pioneer of politically sophisticated spy thrillers. Something a little different and hopefully "page-turning" for our lazy days in the park or on the beach this Summer.
"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 fianc? 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."REVIEWS:
?An unusually good tale of espionage from a master storyteller.??The New Yorker
?The best spy story in a long time.? ?The New York Times
?Our greatest thriller writer.??Graham Greene
Approximately 300 pages.
For more about the author, there is a link on the meetup's page.
Please also see the "About Us" page for our confirmation and no show policies.NOTE: AS ALWAYS, I WILL BE EMAILING MEMBERS ASKING YOU TO CONFIRM YOUR "YES" RSVP A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE MEETUP, WITH YOUR REPLY DUE NO LATER THAN 24-36 HOURS BEFORE THE EVENT SO WE CAN GET A PRETTY ACCURATE HEADCOUNT. PLEASE REMEMBER TO CHANGE A "YES" RSVP TO A "NO" IF YOUR PLANS CHANGE, SO MEMBERS ON THE WAITING LIST HAVE A CHANCE TO READ THE BOOK. AND REMEMBER TO SEE THE "ABOUT US" PAGE FOR THE NO-SHOW POLICY, IT'S STRICTLY ENFORCED. THANKS!