Night Soldiers: A classic spy novel of intrigue and suspense set in the Second World War
'Hugely intriguing; Furst is in a class of his own' William Boyd
'Competitors despair. Alan Furst's mastery of the espionage novel puts him beyond any would-be rival' Literary Review
'A spy novel, a war story, an adventure, a survivor's tale, Night Soldiers is all this and more' Seattle Times
Bulgaria, 1934. Khristo Stoianev is recruited into an elite unit of the Soviet espionage network, after seeing his brother murdered by local fascist thugs. Bloodied and betrayed in the Spanish Civil War, he then narrowly escapes Stalin's purges. Khristo seeks oblivion in Paris, a small player on the wrong end of a social scene that is simultaneously decadent and doomed.
One of the 20th century's greatest spy novels, Night Soldiers is a thrilling portrait of one man's extraordinary adventures and of Europe teetering on the brink of World War Two. A spy noir novel that will appeal to readers of John Le Carre, Charles McCarry, Henry Porter and John Lawon.
Praise for the Book:
'Night Soldiers has everything the best thrillers offer: excitement, intrigue, romance plus grown-up writing, characters that matter, and a crisp, carefully researched portrait of the period in which our own postwar world was shaped' USA Today
'Intelligent, ambitious, absorbing' New York Times
'Furst's tales are infused with the melancholy romanticism of Casablanca, and also a touch of Arthur Koestler's Darkness at Noon' Scotsman
'America's preeminent spy novelist' New York Times
'Pure pleasure to read' Kirkus