A pacy, atmospheric spy story in the typical Furst style. (GOOD BOOK GUIDE)
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Frederic Stahl, a Hollywood film star, travels from Beverly Hills to the boulevards of Paris. It is a dangerous, difficult, seductive time: Europe is about to explode, and the Parisians are living every night as though it were their last.
As filming progresses, Stahl is drawn into a clandestine world of foreign correspondents, embassy officials, and spies of every sort. His engagements take him from the bistros of Paris to the back alleys of Morocco; from a Hungarian castle to Kristallnacht, and the chilling heart of the Third Reich. But can he survive as German operatives track him across Paris?
Gripping, haunting, and deeply passionate, Mission to Paris is the ultimate portrait of a people at war and Alan Furst's most panoramic, lovingly described, and finest book to date.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Praise for Alan Furst:
'Breathtaking' The Times
'As delicately crafted as John le Carré at the height of his George Smiley years, it is a delight from first page to last... Seductive, unexpectedly sexy... it's told with an elegance that reverberates long after it's finished: it is quite superb' Daily Mail
'Furst's research is such that one gets the impression he hasn't just travelled, he has time-travelled. He evokes beautifully the haunted, precarious existence of Europeans caught up in the march of war' Financial Times--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.