Fiction, Mystery Alan Furst Dark Star

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Alan Furst’s irresistibly atmospheric tale of a journalist reluctantly caught up in espionage in Eastern Europe as World War II approaches has won remarkable critical acclaim. Now it is to be reissued in B-format, in a new cover style, alongside his new paperback, The World at Night.

In the back alleys and glittering salons of night-time Europe, war is already underway as soviet intelligence and the Nazi Gestapo confront each other in an intricate duel of espionage. On the front line is André Szara, a born survivor – of the Polish pogroms, the Stalinist purges and the Russian civil wars. His only goal is to keep going in a world where betrayal can come at any time. But slowly he is drawn into the dark intrigues of pre-war Europe where life is a grey uncertainty of cheap hotel rooms, love affairs that cannot last and friends who have ceased to exist.

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‘Imagine discovering an unscreened espionage thriller from the late 1930s, a classic black-and-white movie that captures the murky allegiances and moral ambiguity of Europe on the brink of war… Nothing can be like watching Casablanca for the first time, but Furst comes closer than anyone has in years.’
Time

‘The time-frame of the late 1930s on the continent was once the special property of Eric Ambler and Graham Greene: Furst has ventured into their fictional territory and brought out a story that is equally original and engaging.’
New York Times

‘Espionage oozing from every shadow – writing of a high calibre.’
Sunday Express

‘Mesmerising.’
Sunday Telegraph
‘A jewel.’
Daily Mail

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'Outclasses any spy novel I have ever read' Richard Condon, author of The Manchurian Candidate

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