The alternative le Carre: Alan Furst returns with his most commercial novel to date, a nail-biting spy story set against the French Resistance. It was Top 20 in hardback.
Alan Furst is widely recognised as the master of the historical spy novel. Now translated into eighteen languages, he is the author of fourteen novels including MIDNIGHT IN EUROPE, SPIES OF THE BALKANS - a TV Book Club choice - THE SPIES OF WARSAW, which became a BBC mini-series starring David Tennant and THE FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT. Born in New York, he lived for many years in Paris, and now lives on Long Island. www.alanfurst.net
Furst's ability to recreate the terrors of espionage is matchless - Robert HarrisIn the world of the espionage thriller, Alan Furst is in a class of his own - William BoydAs delicately crafted as John le Carre at the height of his George Smiley years, it is a delight from the first page to the last... Seductive, unexpectedly sexy... It is quite superb - Daily Mail on Spies of the BalkansDazzling... If you are a John le Carre fan, this is definitely a novel for you - James Patterson on Mission to Paris