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Mission to Paris : a novel (Night Soldiers)

by Furst, Alan.

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"A master spy novelist." -- The Wall Street Journal "Page after page is dazzling." -- James Patterson NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Late summer, 1938. Hollywood film star Fredric Stahl is on his way to Paris to make a movie. The Nazis know he's coming -- a secret bureau within the Reich has been waging... Full description

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Summary: "A master spy novelist." -- The Wall Street Journal "Page after page is dazzling." -- James Patterson NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Late summer, 1938. Hollywood film star Fredric Stahl is on his way to Paris to make a movie. The Nazis know he's coming -- a secret bureau within the Reich has been waging political warfare against France, and for their purposes, Fredric Stahl is a perfect agent of influence. What they don't know is that Stahl, horrified by the Nazi war on Jews and intellectuals, has become part of an informal spy service run out of the American embassy. Mission to Paris is filled with heart-stopping tension, beautifully drawn scenes of romance, and extraordinarily alive characters: foreign assassins; a glamorous Russian actress-turned-spy; and the women in Stahl's life. At the center of the novel is the city of Paris -- its bistros, hotels grand and anonymous, and the Parisians, living every night as though it were their last. Alan Furst brings to life both a dark time in history and the passion of the human hearts that fought to survive it. BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Alan Furst's Midnight in Europe. Praise for Mission to Paris "The most talented espionage novelist of our generation." -- Vince Flynn "Vividly re-creates the excitement and growing gloom of the City of Light in 1938-39 . . . It doesn't get more action-packed and grippingly atmospheric than this." -- The Boston Globe "One of [Furst's] best . . . This is the romantic Paris to make a tourist weep. . . . In Furst's densely populated books, hundreds of minor characters -- clerks, chauffeurs, soldiers, whores -- all whirl around his heroes in perfect focus for a page or two, then dot by dot, face by face, they vanish, leaving a heartbreaking sense of the vast Homeric epic that was World War II and the smallness of almost every life that was caught up in it." -- The New York Times Book Review "A book no reader will put down until the final page . . . Critics compare [Alan] Furst to Graham Greene and John le CarreĢ [as] a master of historical espionage." -- Library Journal (starred review) "Alan Furst's writing reminds me of a swim in perfect water on a perfect day, fluid and exquisite. One wants the feeling to go on forever, the book to never end. . . . Furst is one of the finest spy novelists working today." -- Publishers Weekly
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ISBN: 9780679604228
Author Notes: Furst received a B.A. from Oberlin College in 1962 and an M.A. from Penn State in 1967. Before becoming a full-time novelist, Furst worked in advertising and wrote magazine articles, most notably for Esquire, and as a columnist for the International Herald Tribune His early novels (1976-1983) achieved limited success. However, the 1988 publication of Night Soldiers inspired by a 1984 trip to Eastern Europe on assignment for Esquire revitalized his career. It was the first of his highly original novels about espionage in Europe before and during the Second World War. Born in New York on February 20, 1941, he lived for long periods in France, especially Paris where he was awarded a Fulbright teaching fellowship. In 2011, the Tulsa Library Trust in Tulsa, Oklahoma selected Furst to receive its Helmerich Award, a literary prize given annually to honor a distinguished author's body of work He also made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2012 with his title The Mission to Paris and Midnight in Europe in 2014. Furst again made the New York Times Bestseller in 2016 with his novel a Hero of France.

(Publisher Provided) Alan Furst is an American author of spy novels. He was born in New York City on February 20, 1941, and was raised on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Furst received a B.A. from Oberlin College in 1962 and an M.A. from Penn State in 1967. His novels are set just prior to and during the Second World War. Titles include: Night Soldiers, Kingdom of Shadows (which won the 2001 Hammett Prize), Blood of Victory, Spies of the Balkans and Mission to Paris.

In 2011, the Tulsa Library Trust in Tulsa, Oklahoma, selected Furst to receive its Helmerich Award, a literary prize given annually to honor a distinguished author's body of work.

Furst made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2012 with his title The Mission to Paris and Midnight in Europe in 2014. Furst again made the New York Times Bestseller in 2016 with his novel A Hero of France.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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