Red Gold

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9780006499039: Red Gold

In this sequel to the acclaimed The World at Night, reluctant spy Jean Casson returns in another haunting and atmospheric thriller set in the shadows of occupied Paris. In The World at Night, Alan Furst introduced film producer Jean Casson, who is forced by the German occupation of Paris to abandon his civilised lifestyle and falls into the world of espionage and double agents -- until he is forced to flee the country. In Red Gold, Jean Casson returns to Paris under a new identity. As a fugitive from the Gestapo, he must somehow struggle to survive in the shadows and backstreets. He is determined to stay clear of trouble, yet, as the war drags on, Casson begins, inevitably, to drift back into the dangerous world of resistance and sabotage.

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Alan Furst, who has often been compared to Graham Greene and Eric Ambler, is widely recognised as a master of the atmospheric spy thriller. It was a journalistic assignment, for Esquire magazine, that inspired him to write Night Soldiers, the first of his highly original novels about espionage in eastern and western Europe before and during World War II. Born in New York, he has lived for long periods in France, especially in Paris. 'Ideally complex, intelligent, hugely intriguing -- in the world of the espionage thriller Furst is in a class of his own.' william boyd 'Furst's ability to recreate the terrors of espionage is matchless.' robert harris

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'Just when it looked as if Robert Harris had cornered the market in historical thrillers, along comes Alan Furst with a book that Harris could not better if he lived to be 100. Wartime Paris is beautifully evoked.' Sunday Telegraph 'Alan Furst's sequence of spy novels deserves to be as feted as Patrick O'Brian's sea stories! gloriously cinematic.' Evening Standard 'Cracking entertainment! all the cinematic flair of Casablanca.' The Times 'Brings an era to life with a feeling of authenticity that can only be described as breathtaking and wholly addictive.' The Times 'Nobody does it better. Gripping stuff related with a delicacy and economy that could trace a pattern on porcelain. Quite masterly.' Literary Review 'I can recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good spy thriller.' Mail on Sunday

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