Once again, Furst succeeds in turning human history into tense, humane - and in parts surprisingly sexy - drama
a more more-ish read than the vast majority of more meaty, formula-driven thrillers
When the theme is espionage during the dark days of wartime Europe, Alan Furst is one of its elite novelists.
Eloquently told, with Furst's customary mastery of both atmosphere and character - not to mention his delicate touch with tension - it is confirmation he is a writer without peer in the recreation of wartime espionage.
More tales of derring-do against the Nazis from the excellent Furst