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And it is here where Alan Furst, author of so many excellent WW2 novels, has based his new "spy thriller".
Perhaps there's ultimately just too much going on, too much plot, too many peripheral characters; not to mention a romance that's a complete dud.
Authenticity is great- historical facts and geography are very good and well incorporated in to the story.
Nobody does the 1930's in Europe better than Alan Furst. Just a great read, with engaging characters, a great plot and a pace that moves along just right. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Albert Campion
I dislike stories that star superhuman characters and fantastic
Plots. Mr. First writes in a somewhat understated manner
That I thoroughly enjoy.
Furst crafts his usual spare, clean narrative, in his undramatic yet brightly evocative prose. Following the adventures of the brave yet quite human protagonist, Detective... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
Interesting aspects of WW2 and characters are mostly sympathetic. Quick vacation read, would be great for travelers bound for the Balkans.Published 1 month ago by Mariah MacKay
I found this to be entertaining and I shall pick-up others in the series. I have read some non fiction aboutWWII in the Baltic and a bit much less about the Balkans in the period... Read morePublished 1 month ago by turtle
It seems that quite a few readers didn't appreciate this stunning novel as I did. Accidently, being an American who spent first 30 years of my life in the Balkans, I might have a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Srdjan Pesic