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SPIES OF THE BALKANS is true to the Alan Furst genre.
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.
Exceptional "tone poem" of the pre WWII upper Grecian environment. Salonika - would not immediately come to mind as a nexus of international espionage and intrigue in the... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Don Morrison
I would give this 4 1/2 stars, but rounded up to 5. This is a good read.Published 16 days ago by CliffAnderson
Gets your attention and holds it until the end. Great book. Great arthur.Published 26 days ago by Gordon W. Cox Jr.
All I seem to read these days, over and over, are Furst's masterpieces. Thank you Alan! You entertain and educate.Published 3 months ago by Sean Harris
Another great novel by Alan Furst. Hard to put down after I start reading his worksPublished 4 months ago by Tim
Character development very good. You really get to know the principals. As always, Furst has a knack for mixing spies, intrigue and history.Published 4 months ago by Jeremy Sztabnik