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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‘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.’
‘Alan Furst’s sequence of spy novels deserves to be as feted as Patrick O’Brian’s sea stories… gloriously cinematic.’
‘Cracking entertainment… all the cinematic flair of Casablanca.’
‘Brings an era to life with a feeling of authenticity that can only be described as breathtaking and wholly addictive.’
‘Nobody does it better. Gripping stuff related with a delicacy and economy that could trace a pattern on porcelain. Quite masterly.’
‘I can recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good spy thriller.’
Mail on Sunday
Reluctant spy Jean Casson returns to Occupied Paris under a new identity. Wanted by the Gestapo, he must stay away from the civilized circles he knew as a film producer, and must somehow struggle to survive among the shadowy backstreets and cheap hotels of Pigalle. His first experience of espionage had almost cost him his life, yet as the war drags on and he witnesses the sacrifices of his fellow citizens, Casson drifts back into the dangerous ground, unpredictable world of resistance and sabotage.
“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, with its moral complexities, is beautifully evoked.”
AVID ROBSON, 'Sunday Telegraph'
“Furst's spy novels deserve to be as feted as Patrick O'Brian's sea stories. Gloriously cinematic . . . these are the kind of novels in which a swirl of snow falls onto shining black cobbles.”
FRANCIS SPUFFORD,'Evening Standard'
“Hard to resist . . . atmospheric, always convincingly authentic, I can recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good spy thriller.”
PHILIP KERR, 'Mail on Sunday'
“Nobody does it better. Gripping stuff related with a delicacy and economy that could trace a pattern on porcelain. Quite masterly.”
PHILIP OAKS, 'Literary Review'
“Brings an era to life . . . breathtaking and wholly addictive.”
PETER MILLER, 'The Times'
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