The Foreign Correspondent
THE FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT is Alan Furst at his absolute best--taut and powerful, enigmatic and romantic, with sharp, seductive writing that takes the reader through darkness and intrigue to a spectacular denouement.
Featuring: Carlo Weisz; Arturo Salamone; Christa von Schirren
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From Alan Furst, whom The New York Times calls "America's
preeminent spy novelist," comes an epic story of romantic
love, love of country, and love of freedom--the story of a
secret war fought in elegant hotel bars and first-class
railway cars, in the mountains of Spain and the backstreets
of Berlin. It is an inspiring, thrilling saga of everyday
people forced by their hearts' passion to fight in the war
By 1938, hundreds of Italian intellectuals, lawyers and
journalists, university professors and scientists had
escaped Mussolini's fascist government and taken refuge in
Paris. There, amid the struggles of emigre' life, they
founded an Italian resistance, with an underground press
that smuggled news and encouragement back to Italy. Fighting
fascism with typewriters, they produced 512 clandestine
newspapers. THE FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT is their story.
Paris, a winter night in 1938: a murder/suicide at a
discreet lovers' hotel. But this is no romantic traged--it
is the work of the OVRA, Mussolini's fascist secret police,
and is meant to eliminate the editor of Liberazione, a
clandestine emigre' newspaper. Carlo Weisz, who has fled
from Trieste and secured a job as a foreign correspondent with
the Reuters bureau, becomes the new editor.
Weisz is, at that moment, in Spain, reporting on the last
campaign of the Spanish civil war. But as soon as he returns
to Paris, he is pursued by the French Surete, by agents of
the OVRA, and by officers of the British Secret Intelligence
Service. In the desperate politics of Europe on the edge of
war, a foreign correspondent is a pawn, worth surveillance,
or blackmail, or murder.
THE FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT is the story of Carlo Weisz and a
handful of antifascists: the army officer known as "Colonel
Ferrara," who fights for a lost cause in Spain; Arturo
Salamone, the shrewd leader of a resistance group in Paris;
and Christa von Schirren, the woman who becomes the love of
Weisz's life, herself involved in a doomed resistance
underground in Berlin.
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