Midnight in Europe

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Wheeler Pub Incorporated, Jun 4, 2014 - Fiction - 407 pages
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The future of Spain is at stake. Germany and Italy have ensured that Republican forces are starved of weapons and a Franco victory now looks likely. Cristian Ferrar, a Spanish lawyer living in Paris, is a well-connected man. When Ferrar is approached by anti-Franco forces, he readily agrees asked to help smuggle arms into his homeland. Working with de Lyon - an enigmatic man of Slavic descent - Ferrar goes on a quest which will take him from libertine nightclubs in the City of Light to volatile bars by the docks in Gdansk, as Europe holds its breath.

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The psychological insight astute. - Goodreads
Flat characters, uninteresting plot. - Goodreads
No melodrama and bleeding prose. - Goodreads
Too bad the ending is such a letdown. - Goodreads
In "Midnight in Europe," the research is impeccable. - Goodreads
The plot is so subtle you almost miss it. - Goodreads

Review: Midnight in Europe (Night Soldiers #13)

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The book was easy enough to read but not very compelling. Read full review

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User Review  - Harry Casey - Goodreads

I really enjoy reading Alan Furst. He writes realistic books about real people. How war effects every life caught up in it. Not just soldiers, but the everyday civilians. Furst recreates the European ... Read full review

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About the author (2014)

Furst received a B.A. from Oberlin College in 1962 and an M.A. from Penn State in 1967. Before becoming a full-time novelist, Furst worked in advertising and wrote magazine articles, most notably for Esquire, and as a columnist for the International Herald Tribune His early novels (1976-1983) achieved limited success. However, the 1988 publication of Night Soldiers inspired by a 1984 trip to Eastern Europe on assignment for Esquire revitalized his career. It was the first of his highly original novels about espionage in Europe before and during the Second World War. Born in New York on February 20, 1941, he lived for long periods in France, especially Paris where he was awarded a Fulbright teaching fellowship. In 2011, the Tulsa Library Trust in Tulsa, Oklahoma selected Furst to receive its Helmerich Award, a literary prize given annually to honor a distinguished author's body of work He also made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2012 with his title The Mission to Paris and Midnight in Europe in 2014.

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