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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Well, first off, he is a good writer. - Goodreads
Flat characters, uninteresting plot. - Goodreads
Alan Furst knows how to spin a good yarn. - Goodreads
Too bad the ending is such a letdown. - Goodreads
The psychological insight astute. - Goodreads
However, the ending was SO DISSAPOINTING!!! - Goodreads

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Satisfying period piece. Read full review

Review: Midnight in Europe (Night Soldiers #13)

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Interesting perspective on Europe just before WWII. Nothing could stop the forces at work. Thus the hero's efforts to smuggle arms yo Spain make no difference. Very noir. 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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