A new thriller from "the greatest living writer of espionage fiction"
-- Houston Chronicle
Autumn 1937: War is coming to Europe. French and German intelligence operatives are locked in a life-and-death struggle on the espionage battlefield. At the French embassy, the new military attachE, Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier, a decorated hero of the 1914 war, is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal, and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw. At the same time, the handsome aristocrat finds himself in a passionate love affair with a Parisian woman of Polish heritage, a lawyer for the League of Nations.
Colonel Mercier must work in the shadows, amid an extraordinary cast of venal and dangerous characters -- Colonel Anton Vyborg of Polish military intelligence; the mysterious and sophisticated Dr. Lapp, senior German Abwehr officer in Warsaw; Malka and Viktor Rozen, at work for the Russian secret service; and Mercier's brutal and vindictive opponent, Major August Voss of SS counterintelligence. And there are many more, some known to Mercier as spies, some never to be revealed.
The Spies of Warsaw is Furst's finest novel to date -- exciting, atmospheric, erotic, and impossible to put down.
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by Alan Furst
"Acclaimed historical fiction writer Furst's latest story is a remarkable portrait set in the early stages of WWII. Decorated war hero Colonel Jean Franois Mercier works his way into the seedy covert world of espionage and international intrigue. Despite the plot twists and complex web of characters, each of whom may or may not be who he or she appears to be, narrator Daniel Gerroll makes his way through the story with the greatest of ease. With a variety of colorful accents, each as perfectly tuned as the last, Gerroll sweeps listeners into the time and place of the story--1937 Eastern Europe--and displays a knack for challenging roles. L.B. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"
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