The latest war novel from the New York Times bestselling author and "modern-day master of the genre" (New York Newsday) Alan Furst.
Alan Furst's latest novel takes place in the secret hotels, nightclubs, and cafes of occupied Paris and the villages of France during the spring of 1941, when Britain was losing the war. Many of the characters are resistance fighters who run an escape line for British airmen down to Spain, they include men and women, old and young, all strong, an aristocrat, a Jewish teacher, and the hero is a hero, has a gun and uses it. Some of Furst's former characters including S. Kolb the spy, and Max de Lyon, former arms dealer, now a nightclub owner, return. A Hero of France is sure to please existing Furst fans and attract new ones.
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by Alan Furst
"Narrator Daniel Gerroll's strong, cultured British voice leads us through the newest of Furst's richly atmospheric tales of occupied Europe during the Second World War. It is spring 1941. Mathieu, leader of a Paris Resistance cell, moves British airmen shot down in raids over Nazi Germany out of danger into neutral Spain. German police and French collaborators are everywhere. The British are ungrateful and demanding. Gerroll's pacing is excellent. His French pronunciation is faultless. Furst remains a brilliant writer with an eye for the details of domestic (and erotic) life in a world turned savage and dark. Listening to the Night Soldiers series is always deeply satisfying as ordinary people fight the darkness. F.C. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"
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