On Sale: June 3, 2014
Featuring: Cristain Ferrar
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Paris, 1938. As the shadow of war darkens Europe, democratic
forces on the Continent struggle against fascism and
communism, while in Spain the war has already begun. Alan
Furst, whom Vince Flynn has called â€śthe most talented
espionage novelist of our generation,â€ť now gives us a taut,
suspenseful, romantic, and richly rendered novel of spies
and secret operatives in Paris and New York, in Warsaw and
Odessa, on the eve of World War II.
CristiĂˇn Ferrar, a brilliant and handsome Spanish Ă©migrĂ©, is
a lawyer in the Paris office of a prestigious international
law firm. Ferrar is approached by the embassy of the Spanish
Republic and asked to help a clandestine agency trying
desperately to supply weapons to the Republicâ€™s beleaguered
armyâ€”an effort that puts his life at risk in the battle
Joining Ferrar in this mission is a group of unlikely men
and women: idealists and gangsters, arms traders and
aristocrats and spies. From shady Paris nightclubs to
white-shoe New York law firms, from brothels in Istanbul to
the dockyards of Poland, Ferrar and his allies battle the
secret agents of Hitler and Franco. And what allies they
are: thereâ€™s Max de Lyon, a former arms merchant now hunted
by the Gestapo; the Marquesa Maria Cristina, a beautiful
aristocrat with a taste for danger; and the Macedonian
Stavros, who grew up â€śfighting Bulgarian bandits. After
that, being a gangster was easy.â€ť Then there is Eileen
Moore, the American woman Ferrar could never forget.
In Midnight in Europe, Alan Furst paints a spellbinding
portrait of a continent marching into a nightmareâ€”and the
heroes and heroines who fought back against the darkness.
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