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Passage of Arms

Passage
of
Arms
is an acrostic for poa.

Writings

"Passage of Arms", by Eric Ambler, is a fast-paced thriller about the discovery of a cache of arms, abandoned by Communist insurgents in the Malayan jungle, and the later transfer of the arms via Singapore to Indonesia. The novel is structured as three connected stories. The outer, framing story is that of Girija Krishnan, the Tamil plantation clerk who finds the arms cache and sells it to raise money to fund his bus service company. Krishnan′s story of business ambition leads to the story of an entrepreneurial Chinese trading family who arrange the transferring of the arms. The central, third story features an American couple, Greg and Dorothy Nilsen, who are tourists of the Far East used to legitimize the transaction, and so find themselves in great danger — the recurrent theme of ″innocents abroad″ that characterizes the novels of Eric Ambler.

  • also known as "Passage of Arms (Pan Classic Crime)"
  • language: English Language
  • genres: Spy fiction, Fiction
  • subjects: Southeast Asia, Espionage
  • released in (57 years ago)

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Pulp Fiction Writers (2009)

by Lee Server

Passage of Arms was even better, with a more intricate plot and big cast of colorful characters in a story about gun-running and revolution in Malaya and environs. Ambler's most enjoyable postwar work was a comical adventure caper with no ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney (1899)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

Passage of arms. (a) Originally, a feat of ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1914)

by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

Passage Of arms, ...

Google previewA Thesaurus Dictionary of the English Language Designed to Suggest Immediately Any Desired Word Needed to Express Exactly a Given Idea (1906)

A Dictionary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, Foreign Phrases, Pronunciations, a Copious Correlation of Words by Francis Andrew March

A passage of arms. Passage of arms.

Google previewThe Wordsworth Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2001)

by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

Among common phrases are: — A passage of arms. A literary controversy ; a ...

Google previewDictionary of Phrase and Fable (1895)

Giving the Derivation, Source, Or Origin of Common Phrases, Allusions, and Words that Have a Tale to Tell by Ebenezer Cobham Brewer

A passage of arms. A literary controversy; a battle of words. An assault at arms (or of arms). An attack by fencers; a hand-to-hand military exercise. At arm's length. At a distance. To keep one at arm's length is to repel familiarity. In arms. A child ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia (1906)

Passage of arms, ...

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