The Foreign Correspondent: A Novel
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From Alan Furst, whom The New York Times calls ¡°America¡¯s preeminent spy novelist,¡± comes an epic story of romantic love, love of country, and love of freedom¨Cthe story of a secret war fought in elegant hotel bars and first-class railway cars, in the mountains of Spain and the backstreets of Berlin. It is an inspiring, thrilling saga of everyday people forced by their hearts¡¯ passion to fight in the war against tyranny.

By 1938, hundreds of Italian intellectuals, lawyers and journalists, university professors and scientists had escaped Mussolini¡¯s fascist government and taken refuge in Paris. There, amid the struggles of ¨¦migr¨¦ life, they founded an Italian resistance, with an underground press that smuggled news and encouragement back to Italy. Fighting fascism with typewriters, they produced 512 clandestine newspapers. The Foreign Correspondent is their story.

Paris, a winter night in 1938: a murder/suicide at a discreet lovers¡¯ hotel. But this is no romantic traged¨Cit is the work of the OVRA, Mussolini¡¯s fascist secret police, and is meant to eliminate the editor of Liberazione, a clandestine ¨¦migr¨¦ newspaper. Carlo Weisz, who has fled from Trieste and secured a job as a foreign correspondent with the Reuters bureau, becomes the new editor.
Weisz is, at that moment, in Spain, reporting on the last campaign of the Spanish civil war. But as soon as he returns to Paris, he is pursued by the French S?ret¨¦, by agents of the OVRA, and by officers of the British Secret Intelligence Service. In the desperate politics of Europe on the edge of war, a foreign correspondent is a pawn, worth surveillance, or blackmail, or murder.

The Foreign Correspondent is the story of Carlo Weisz and a handful of antifascists: the army officer known as ¡°Colonel Ferrara,¡± who fights for a lost cause in Spain; Arturo Salamone, the shrewd leader of a resistance group in Paris; and Christa von Schirren, the woman who becomes the love of Weisz¡¯s life, herself involved in a doomed resistance underground in Berlin.

The Foreign Correspondent is Alan Furst at his absolute best¨Ctaut and powerful, enigmatic and romantic, with sharp, seductive writing that takes the reader through darkness and intrigue to a spectacular denouement.


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Customer Reviews:

  • Back In the World of Shadows
    "The Foreign Correspondent" is Alan Furst's ninth exploration of the slide of Europe into World War Two. As usual, the novel is not a direct sequel to any earlier book, although some familiar names crop up as minor characters in the present book (and there is a trademark pilgrimage to Paris's Brasserie Heinenger). This time, the focus is on a group of exiled anti-fascist Italians in 1938 France, although the action shifts at times to Spain, Germany, and Italy itself. As always, a Furst novel abounds in atmosphere, the narrative cloaked in night and shadows, fitting for its description of activities in the murky borderlands of espionage and inernational intrigue. The central character this time around is an Italian journalist, although his nationality is primarily the consequence of shifting boundaries in the aftermath of World War One -- he was born in Austro-Hungarian Trieste, and it was only an accident of history that turned him into an Italian. And being a journalist of anti-fascist tendencies, he immediately becomes an object of interest to various intelligence organizations as Europe slowly falls over the cliff of open warfare.

    Reading a Furst novel is almost a visual experience, the author's descriptions of place and time being so persuasive....more info
  • Not One of Furst's Better Books; 3.5
    After novels set in WWII itself, Furst returns to the interwar period. This book, unfortunately, is not up to the standard of his best books (Dark Star, Night Soldiers) or even his second line books (Dark Voyage, for example). Furst is a talented writer and this is still a better book than the considerable majority of thrillers. As with his other books, Furst is using a largely neglected aspect of the period, in this case the activities of anti-fascist Italian emigres as the setting for his story. Quite a few elements, however, are repetitions from his prior books. The central figure is an emigre journalist (somewhat like the hero of Dark Star), much of the action is set in Paris (several of his books), and there is an aristocratic love interest living in Germany with valued pet dogs (Dark Star again). Some of the characters of his prior books make appearances in this one. The repetition and self-referential character of this book is probably fun for fans but a little too cute. Furst needs to break some new ground. ...more info
  • Quite disappointing
    Alan Furst most certainly knows pre-war Europe and is adept at describing it in rich detail so vivid that it makes you feel like you're right there in the middle of it. In this case it's mostly Paris, and also some Berlin and Italy. Unfortunately, Furst seems to have forgotten to write much of a story. The environment is realistic and convincing, but there's just not much happening in it.

    Almost nothing suspenseful or intriguing happens in this story until nearly three-fourths of the way through it. Then what does finally happen still isn't very suspenseful or intriguing and never amounts to much at all. I know Furst is capable of writing better stories than this (see Night Soldiers), but this is the third novel of his that I've read, and so far he has struck out twice (see The Polish Officer).

    So why do I keep coming back for more when two of the three Furst novels I've read have been so disappointing? I suppose it's because Furst does such a convincing job of creating the setting for his stories. With a foundation like that, he's bound to get the story right from time to time. But if I don't find another one that I like soon, I'm afraid I'm going to have to give up on him.

    Is this book worth buying? No, not in my opinion. But if your local library has it available and you don't have high expectations about a great story, you might like it okay....more info
  • boring, pointless, a total waste of time
    What on earth was the point of that? Cardboard characters mouthing turgid expositions of the state of the world. Plodding style showing utter ignorance of how commas are used. Stuff happens, and then more stuff happens, and then some more; plot points are portentously introduced and then abandoned; then suddenly nothing happens any more because the book is over. What happened to the traitor? What happened to Ferrara's book? What happened to Liberazione? What happened to Emil, and why did the cops pounce at the end? What was Christa doing in Berlin in the first place? What were the consequences of the murder at the beginning? Who the heck cares any more? Dreadful....more info
  • Intriguing, but does abridged version miss something?
    The Foreign Correspondent, by Alan Furst, was an interesting "book". I experienced the abridged audio version on CD, read by Alfred Molina.

    The setting is just before World War II in Italy, France, and Germany. The Fascists in Italy are becoming too cosy with Germany. Underground newspapers expose these relationships. It is a deadly game of cat and mouse, as newspapers struggle to print and distribute their papers, while government agents try to shut them down.

    The story, as abridged, ended on an anticlimactic note. My sense is that the abridgment left out some of the critical tension in the book. As the last CD ended, we looked at each other and said, "what kind of ending was that?" There was drama, intrigue, history, chases, and more, but the ending went splat.

    I'll peruse the book in the library to see what I missed here....more info
  • Furst has done it again
    Alan Furst's novels are always first rate and this one is no exception. I have read them all and this one certainly is among his best.

    Furst's skill is in giving you an accurate sense of what it was like to live through the Second World War in Europe. As he says himself, his characters could very much have lived through this period and have done the things they do in his novels.

    If you like a novel that gives you an accurate sense of history, a bit of suspense, and is well written, any of Furst's books will do. Although you don't have to, my recommendation is to read them in chronological order (i.e. the year they are set in rather than the order in which they were written). This will help you to better set each one within the events that are taking place throughout Europe.

    If you like a novel that has a definite beginning and ending, Furst's novels may not be for you. I have given copies to friends but not all have enjoyed them as much as I have. Furst's novels give you a "slice of time" and therefore don't end as neatly as most novels with all of the ends tied up. You are often left wondering what will happen next. However, for me, that is part of their charm, but some people find this a bit disconcerting....more info
  • Dangerous Escapades: Furst is First in Foreign Intrigue
    "The Foreign Correspondent" was my second novel by Alan Furst. In the days leading up to World War II, a foreign correspondent working in Paris, Carlo Weisz, an Italian ex-pat is sucked into dangerous sitations and adventures in espionage. One of the things I liked was how Furst is able to maintain maximum suspense without a lot of overt violence--but the dark threat of violence is always present. Furst writes believable scenes set in Spain, France, Italy and Germany. The reader can feel the inevitability of the war, and the events leading up to it. The minor characters are well drawn, especially Colonel Ferrara, the Spanish Civil war veteran. Furst writes evocative scenes of pre-war Paris with all the political factions jockeying for position. If you enjoy The Foreign Correspondent, you may also like the Polish Officer and Furst's other novels. The Polish Officer: A Novel...more info
  • As always
    Alan Furst creates a spy world so real that, although I never knew pre-war Europe, reading of the events and places feels like remembering them. Not as long or strong as some of his previous works, "A Foreign Correspondant" is none the less a wonderful read and a great adventure....more info
  • A good read
    Alan Furst came to my attention through a New York Times Book Review about his newest book. After a little bit of research, mostly here on Amazon people's lists, I bought "Night Soldiers" and loved it so much that I immediately bought "The Foreign Correspondent" and enjoyed it almost as much. I now have "Dark Star" waiting for me to start on a flight I'm taking on Wednesday.

    These are great books of an era as well as a travelogue of European countries I love already and some to which I've never been but definitely will visit now. Oh, also, be careful. You'll want to take up smoking and sit alone in dark areas. Be strong. ...more info
  • The Foreign Correspondent
    A good, quick, easy read. Although several issues are left unresolved at the end, I understand the spy game is just that way with few clear victories. Therefore, Furst is realisic in not having all the "i's" dotted and all the "t's" crossed.As always his writing style is crisp; has an energetic rhythm; and is suspenseful. ...more info
  • Molina nails the audio
    I have read a couple of Fursts's previous novels, but this one I listened to on audio.
    I don't believe anyone has yet talked about the audio edition.
    The one drawback is that it is abridged. There are times that you sense that something is being left out--description or small details that would enrich the story.
    But the reason to listen is for Alfred Molina's reading. It is nothing less than superb. I listen to many audiobooks a year. The reader can make or break a book, sometimes elevating it above its stature on the page. Mr Molina may well have done this. He brings a nuance and delicacy of expression to the character voices that brings them immediately to life. Unlike many audio readers, he handles the variety of accents--German, Italian, French, Scottish--with panache. There is an underlying sense of melancholy and urgency to his voice, reflecting the tone of the story about desperate men and women trying to fight the rise of fascism.
    It is to be hoped that Mr. Molina will record more of Furst's catalog ....more info
  • You don't have to feel guilty reading this literary thriller!
    I picked this up for my dad for Father's Day as he is a big Fan of Furst's writing, but started reading the fist chapter--just to check it out--and was unable to stop reading. Finished it in two days, and this is not a breezy read! The setting is 1939 Paris and foreign correspondent Carlo Weisz goes to work as an editor for an underground journal reacting against the fascist regime in Italy. The plot is simple as it revolves around his attempts to enlist help in the cause, his arrest and eventual escape; but the real pleasure here is not so much the twist and turns of the plot but the shadowy underworld that Furst creates, peopled with just as shadowy-and sometimes menacing-characters. The tension in this thriller comes from unknown sources, the reality of what "IS", the undisclosed, not from one evil source. In the end it is about not succumbing to the way things are but taking steps towards change, no matter how small they may be. This is a beautifully written book that should be on everyone's reading list! ...more info
  • superb, fast, easy reading
    Alan Furst's "Foreign Correspondent" is an easy and fascinating read, especially if one is familiar with the scenario, i.e. Paris, Berlin, and parts of Italy. I am fortunate in having some familiarity with all three.
    This was a page-turner, the likes of which I had not read in a long while. Thank you, Alan Furst, for writing "The Foreign Correspondent".

    I am about to begin reading "The Spies of Warsaw", but am actually saving it for an anticipated, hopefully short, hospital stay. If it "grabs" me as did the Foreign Correspondent, I plan to get all of the other novels written by Mr. Furst. And yes, I am a child of that era (actually, a holocaust survivor). ...more info
  • Introducing the Italian Resistenza
    With 'Foreign Correspondent', Alan Furst's renown continues to grow. Furst once again centers his novel in pre-World War Two Paris, but this time his protagonist hails from southern Europe - Italy - rather than France or eastern Europe.

    Carlo Weisz is a journalist with the Associated Press (in a time when the AP was still a very big deal) in Paris where he has landed after fleeing Mussolini's Fascist Italy (absurdly Fascist, as one of Furst's character's suggests?). The book opens with a political assassination in Paris and then we find Weisz in the waning days of the Spanish Civil War and where he makes a connection that serves him well while covering the Republicans.

    Weisz is also active in publishing a resistenza newspaper that is smuggled back into Italy. As per usual, Weisz is a rather ordinary, if talented, man with good moral instincts. Slowly he is drawn into ever more daring acts of resistance. Along the way he renews a love interest in Berlin just before things go from ugly to intolerable. Weisz seeks to use his career and his underground work to somehow rescue the fraulein from Herr Himmler's Gestapo.

    Furst once again uses the backdrop of Europe edging to the precipice of war - Paris, Nazis, the Spanish Civil War, a love affair - to give us another great historical spy novel. ...more info
  • Okay but
    Like several other readers, I was less than impressed by this effort. I don't know if Furst has run out of gas or it is the theme, it is getting a little stale. For me, it is a long way away from the atmosphere of "The World at Night."...more info
  • A Pleasurable Genre Novel-Rich in Atmosphere and Details
    It is December 1938 and a small group of Italian exiles meet in the back room of the Cafe Europa in Paris. The editor of their underground newspaper Liberazione has just been assasinated by the Italian secret police and they need to find a new editor. They choose Carlo Weisz, a foreign correspondent for the Rueters News Agency. The novel that follows is Carlo Weisz battle to keep the anti-fascist Liberazione alive and publishing. To do this, he must enter the shadowy world of French, British and Italian spies.

    There are very few authors who can legitimately say they dominate a genre of literature. In the same way that John Le Carre owns the Cold War spy novel or Louis L'Amour the Western, Alan Furst is the great stylist of the 1930's spy novel. Furst is not interested in the high end spy but rather the every day working spy. In classic Furst style, "The Foreign Correspondent" takes the reader to battlefields of Spain, French internment camps, Genoese dockyards and to Paris' working class neighborhoods. Because Furst writes only about this period, he is able to fill his novels with the gritty details that make his stories believable.

    So how does "The Foreign Correspondent" fall within the body of Furst's work. It is somewhere in the middle. It is not his best nor his worst novel. I like the world Alan Furst creates and even one of his average novels gives me great pleasure. For those who like Furst's novels, check out the works of Eric Ambler, the first master of this genre....more info
  • Welcome Back!
    A return to the brilliance of his earlier work, after a book or two that read like Furst was serving out a contact, The Foreign Correspondent makes you taste the atmosphere of the ordinary and extraordinary, of what it might very well have been like to live in those times and those places. No one does it better. Viva le Furst!...more info
  • boring, pointless, a total waste of time
    What on earth was the point of that? Cardboard characters mouthing turgid expositions of the state of the world. Plodding style showing utter ignorance of how commas are used. Stuff happens, and then more stuff happens, and then some more; plot points are portentously introduced and then abandoned; then suddenly nothing happens any more because the book is over. What happened to the traitor? What happened to Ferrara's book? What happened to Liberazione? What happened to Emil, and why did the cops pounce at the end? What was Christa doing in Berlin in the first place? What were the consequences of the murder at the beginning? Who the heck cares any more? Dreadful....more info
  • The Foreign Correspondent of Success!!
    In his book, "The Foreign Correspondent - A Novel," Alan Furst, also known as Carlo Weisz in the book, fled to Mussolini's Italy in 1938 and established a beachfront of the Italian resistance in Paris. He describes his story when Mussolini's secret police murder Liberazione, the editor of the resistance's underground newspaper. This is when Carlo Weisz is chosen to replace him. The story unfolds later when his covert duties become increasingly hazardous when his day job with Reuters takes him to Berlin during the Nazi ramp-up for war. There, he rekindles a love affair with an old flame whose anti-Nazi friends have volatile information that could burn both the monstrous Mussolini and the Italy Weisz hopes to preserve.

    To not spoil the excitement of this novel, this is a highly recommended book for those who like to read thriller or suspense books. I was soo hooked on the book from beginning to end that I read it in less than one day. A must have for those who like to read for fun, and for those who are fans of Alan Furst, who is known to be America's preeminent spy novelist in the world today!!! ...more info
  • Noir thriller is Furst rate
    Alan Furst has immersed himself in the history of WWII. His espionage novels are throwbacks to that glamorous, vanished era between the World Wars. His latest contribution to a genre he dominates is The Foreign Correspondent. Carlo Weisz is an expatriate Italian living in Paris. He comes from the city of Trieste which was formerly a part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. So, is he really Italian? His name sounds Italian and Austrian. He is also Jewish. The year is 1938 and Weisz is working for the Reuters News Bureau in Paris covering events like the forging of an Italian/German alliance in Berlin. Danger lurks at every turn.

    In Berlin, Weisz has a lover, Christa von Schirren. She is involved in espionage against the Nazi regime. They steal moments of passion in apartments abandoned by fleeing Jews. Ominous looking men follow them as the tension builds.

    Carlo is the secret editor of a Paris-based underground newspaper. It is distributed clandestinely in Italy in an attempt to subvert and undermine the Fascist regime there. Mussolini's secret police are killing Carlo's associates in Paris one by one. Will he be next?

    Furst spins a web of intrigue. He is a master at constructing a plot that is both chilling and deeply rewarding in the end. Nothing is ever as it seems. This book will come back to you in your dreams. Atmospheric, brooding, densely lush, yet stark and terrifying, The Foreign Correspondent solidifies Furst's hold on the spy book crown. Why isn't this guy more famous?

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  • Stunning
    As my first foray into espionage thrillers, I was excited to see what was ahead -- would it be military-focused and procedural (ala Tom Clancy?) I hoped not. I wanted something more akin to Patricia Highsmith. I wanted brooding, the anti-hero, classic European sights, twisting plot, dark and light characters.

    I definitely got that -- and more: history, pre-WWII, insights into the political machineries that Hollywood-produced movies self-centeredly miss.

    As a fan of fantasy books, with their self-produced maps and a world built from scratch -- I found a close resonance in Furst's world, although his map is of Paris. I was tempted to pull open Google Maps and try to verify; but the descriptive writing, the way he weaved me into the surroundings authenticated the facts and I completely believed the story.

    I'm off to buy my next Furst novel....more info
  • new author for me
    i belong to a book club, so read books i wouldn't know about...this is excellent, and has led to other books of furst...try this one!...more info
  • Italian Emigres Battle OVRA Fascist Agents in France
    In "The Foreign Correspondent", Alan Furst has moved away from his traditional novels populated with characters from lesser known Eastern European nations. The main characters are Italian ¨¦migr¨¦s in France, which does carry on the line of lost and exiled heroes that often appear in his novels. I think he has been moving in new directions since his last novel, "Dark Voyage", set primarily on board a freighter, and these latest works are as successful as the previous despite their differences. Carlo Weisz is also a more traditional hero than some of Furst's other sordid characters: he is a reporter for Reuters with a love interest working against the Nazis in Berlin. The setting is still in the late interwar years, a commonality with the previous novels, and Weisz makes a difficult and dangerous transition from mild opposition against the Fascists in Italy to outright subversion of his home government through the course of the novel; their particular weapon being a anti-fascist underground newspaper. The crisis is ignited by a political assassination in Paris and has far reaching consequences for Weisz and his companions. Throughout the novel Weisz and his ¨¦migr¨¦ friends are hounded by OVRA operatives, courted by both the British SIS and the French Interior Ministry, and must find ways to survive in a world that is often annoyed with their presence. Furst also continues to include some familiar characters from his pervious adventures at the famous Brasserie Heininger in a very well written chapter (it is never a forced encounter, surprisingly). What will keep you up late reading is the main dilemma of the novel: will both Weisz and his lover Christa von Schirren survive, and will they be together?

    Although this novel can easily be read as a stand-alone book, some readers will enjoy beginning their foray into Furst's world with "Night Soldiers", his original and possibly best spy novel. This book introduces several characters who make appearances throughout Furst's other novels set in the same period of time and general geographical local. Because of this fact, I highly recommend reading this novel first, although those that follow can typically be read in any particular order (the exception being the stories involving Jean Casson - World at Night and Red Gold).

    What makes Furst's loosely structured series so compelling is that 1; they are very well researched and historical very accurate, especially with regard to spy craft - as I understand it through academic experience only. 2; the characters are extremely flawed, very believable and interesting to empathize with - all of the characters and their adventures provoke much thought. 3; the novels do not attempt to achieve a false sense of conclusion at their end - they always allow the reader to decide for him/herself what happens, and they rarely resolve the feeling of tension that pervades Furst's works. 4; the secondary characters are always very well developed and much more interesting than their sometimes small roles would have the reader believe- so one is always off balance (who will live, who will die - who can be trusted, who cannot?). 5; Furst does an excellent job of setting the atmosphere of terror that resulted from the conflict between fascism, Stalinism and freedom during the secret wars preceding the outbreak of the Second World War.

    Although this is not Furst's best novel by far (for that start with "Night Soldiers"), you cannot go wrong with the "Foreign Correspondent". For anyone interested in reading and enjoying spy stories, or stories of world war two, this book is a must read....more info
  • Evocation of another world
    Furst is brilliant at character study, but more than that, he delivers you into another world. Pre-World II Europe becomes present. For anybody who's interested in those years of upheaval, extraordinary courage as well as human frailty and sinister ideologies, please get any of his extraordinary books....more info
  • Furst at his Best
    Yes, it's formulaic Furst and that's why we love his books. This is one of his best, which may be surprising, because there is a paucity of "action" and a plethora of internal monologue, suspense, intrigue, suspicion, etc. An unassuming correspondent for Reuters moonlights as the editor of an Italian resistance newspaper during the pre-WWII days when Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy consummated their sleazy courtship. The correspondent -- Weisz -- stumbles from one intrigue right into another as this book unfolds, mostly in Paris, but also in such places as Berlin, Spain and Italy. Nobody -- absolutely nobody -- can put the reader so firmly into pre-war Europe as can Furst. His brooding novels re-create the grayness and pessimism of a continent about to explode. Also, romance propels this book forward. The last page of the book is absolutely delicious (if you peek you won't understand it -- you gotta read the book!) and left me chuckling in admiration not only for the final scene but for every page of this wonderful book. Hope to read many more works from this gifted author....more info
  • His worst novel yet
    I've read all his other novels. This is by far the worst. There's no intrigue or suspense...more info
  • Furst at his best
    Mini-Review: "The Foreign Correspondent" by Alan Furst

    My friend, Terry Cowman, has excellent tastes in literature, so when he told me a few years ago that he was surprised that I had not already become a fan of Alan Furst, I was intrigued, and eager to find out what I had been missing. So, I quickly read a couple of his novels, and was hooked! I was thrilled to learn that he has just publish a new work entitled: "The Foreign Correspondent."

    Not that Terry Cowman's opinion needed any ratification, but I have been interested in the reaction of people when they notice me reading a Furst novel. Boston is a peculiar city in terms of literary tastes and practices. I observe more people reading in public in Boston than in most American cities - equivalent to what I have observed in London and Moscow. It is not uncommon, in my experience, to have someone on the T or in a coffee shop, look to see what work I am reading, and then either to smile knowingly, offer a "thumbs up "of approval, or make a verbal comment about the book or the author. Just yesterday at Copley Place Mall, a woman saw that I was reading Furst, stopped in her tracks and said with a grin: "He's a great writer, isn't he!"

    The New York Times calls Furst "America's preeminent spy novelist," and in my view, he comfortably takes his place in the pantheon occupied by Jean Le Carre, Charles McCarry and precious few others. He transcends the genre of "spy novelist" by touching on romance, history and mystery. This novel is a celebration of the WWII literary resistance fighters - ¨¦migr¨¦s from Italy who used Paris as a base of operations to chip away at the power of Mussolini and Hitler. The action centers on the attempts by a motley crew of Italians, led by Reuter's correspondent, Carlo Weisz, to publish an underground newspaper, Liberazione. The paper is sporadically written in Paris and smuggled to Genoa for printing and sub rosa distribution in dribs and drabs throughout Italy.

    Each page evoked for me what must have been the sights, smells, sounds and survival tactics in a Paris that awaited the inevitable first volleys of WWII as the leaders of Europe danced their deadly dance of diplomacy, deception, double-dealing and duplicity.

    The following passage both captures the life that Weisz led in Paris and also reflects all of the characteristics that I like and admire in Furst's writing style:

    "He shed his clothes, down to his shorts and undershirt, hunted through his jacket until he found his glasses, and sat down at the Olivetti. The opening volley sounded loud to Weisz, but he ignored it - the other tenants never seemed to mind the late-night tapping of a typewriter. Of, if they did, they never said anything about it. Typing late at night had near saintly status in the city of Paris - who knew what wondrous flights of imagination might be in progress - and people liked the idea of an inspired soul, pounding away after a midnight visit from the muse." (Page 126)

    After finishing this latest work by Furst, I am inspired to fill in the gaps of his previous offerings I have not yet read - works like "The World At Night," "Blood of Victory," Dark Voyage," and "Dark Star." Stay tuned for more reviews to come!

    Enjoy.

    Al...more info
  • This is a terrific book.
    As with the other books by Alan Furst, this is a book about brave people risking their lives in often doomed causes, because they believe in them and know that what they are doing is right....more info