Kingdom of Shadows by Alan Furst
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In spymaster Alan Furst's most electrifying thriller to date, Hungarian aristocrat Nicholas Morath—a hugely charismatic hero—becomes embroiled in a daring and perilous effort to halt the Nazi war machine in eastern Europe.


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About Alan Furst

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Alan Furst is widely recognized as the master of the historical spy novel. Now translated into eighteen languages, he is the author of Night Soldiers, Dark Star, The Polish Officer, The World at Night, Red Gold, Kingdom of Shadows, Blood of Victory, Dark Voyage, The Foreign Correspondent, The Spies of Warsaw, Spies of the Balkans, and Mission to Paris. Born in New York, he lived for many years in Paris, and now lives on Long Island.
 
Published March 13, 2001 by Random House. 274 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, War, Literature & Fiction, History, Action & Adventure, Horror. Fiction

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The favors, presented in four interconnected novellas, send the quietly courageous Morath into the Paris expatriate underworld and on several missions into the beautiful gloom of prewar Eastern Europe, where the Reich is opening old wounds and stirring up ancient hatreds.

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Kingdom of Shadows by Alan Furst 274pp, Gollancz, £16.99 Praised for his adult complexities, his grace and his transcendence of genre, the American Alan Furst writes edgy thrillers set in Europe (often Paris) just before the second world war.

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Entertainment Weekly

A- Originally posted Mar 09, 2001 Published in issue #586 Mar 09, 2001 Order article reprints

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Reviewing the Evidence

While his readers are as baffled as Morath as to Polanyi's ultimate goals they do know, in the light of history, how fruitless are Morath's attempts to plug the dam with his actions and prevent the flood of warfare.

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Boston Review

Early in Black Lamb and Grey Falcon, Rebecca West's poetic and encyclopedic account of her journeys through Yugoslavia in the 1930s, she notes that for the French, "Balkan" was a term of abuse implying barbarism—a linguistic reflection of the violence that seemed ...

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