Furst once again proves he has no equals in the genre of WWII era international intrigue. Kingdom of Shadows may be his finest offering yet. Indeed, Mr. Furst seems to have access to a time machine, so detailed and realistic are his depictions of that dark time in world history. But his protagonist and supporting cast are, as always, what makes this novel one of the best reads of the year. The depth of these charactors and their very real reactions to a world gone mad is what makes Furst the king.