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Midnight in Europe by Alan Furst

Midnight in Europe by Alan Furst

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Midnight in Europe by Alan Furst is a 251-page hardcover published in 2014 by Random House New York, and is a stated first edition and is signed by the author.  The dust jacket has a gold foil "Signed Copy" sticker.  Inside, the book, both cover and inside, are pristine.  The condition is very good.

Book Summary

Paris, 1938.  As the shadow of war darkens Europe, democratic forces on the continent struggle against fascism and communism, while in Spain the war has already begun.  Alan Furst, whom Vince Flynn has called "the most talented espionage novelist of our generation," now gives us a taut, suspenseful, romantic, and richly rendered novel of spies and secret operatives in Paris and New York, in Warsaw and Odessa, on the eve of World War II.

Cristian Ferrar, a brilliant and handsome Spanish emigre, is a lawyer in the Paris office of a prestigious international law firm.  Ferrar is approached by the embassy of the Spanish Republic and asked to help a clandestine agency trying desperately to supply weapons to the Republic's beleaguered army--an effort that puts his life at risk in the battle against fascism.

Joining Ferrar in this mission is a group of unlikely men and women:  idealists and gangsters, arms traders and aristocrats.  From shady Paris nightclubs to white-shoe New York law firms, from brothels in Istanbul to the dockyards of Poland, Ferrar and his allies battle the secret agents of Hitler and Franco.  And what allies they are:  there's Max de Lyon, a former arms merchant now hunted by the Gestapo; the Marquesa Maria Cristina, a beautiful aristocrat with a taste for danger; and the Macedonian Stavros, who grew up "fighting Bulgarian bandits.  After that, being a gangster was easy."  Then there is Eileen Moore, the American woman Ferrar could never forget.

ISBN:  978-1-4000-6949-1

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