An absorbing and chilling romp through europen history,
This review is from: Night Soldiers (Paperback)
This was the second book I've read by Alan Furst. I'd started with the 2013 Mission to Paris which I gave just three stars. However for the Night Soldiers the stars are lined up like medals in an NKVD general's chest on May Day.
The book ranges across countries, cultures and time in a gripping tale where treachery is the principal human attribute. Like other fact-ion books I've enjoyed there has clearly been a lot of research by the author to provide period detail to this tale which sparkles with grim authenticity.
Occassionaly the corruption and betrayal can be a bit overwhelming and I don't think the book made me smile once. Except perhaps at the end. Unlike many books and films I've seen recently the ending of this tale is very satisfying. I'll definately download more of his books but perhaps start at the oldest Furst ...