The Alibi Club

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Random House Publishing Group, Aug 29, 2006 - Fiction - 320 pages
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It’s the city’s most infamous after-hours haunt—a glittering hotbed of deals and debaucheries. The sordid death of Philip Stilwell sends shock waves through the Alibi Club...for there’s much more to Stilwell’s untimely end than a sex game gone wrong. His murder and the desperate attempt to keep a deadly weapon out of German hands will bring together the strands of a twisted plot of betrayal, passion, and espionage—one connected to the Alibi Club...and to the most explosive secret of the war.

As the Nazis march on Paris and the crisis escalates, four remarkable characters are swept into the maelstrom. Their courage will change the course of history.

Epic and yet intimate, a seamless blend of fact and fiction based on a little-known episode of the war, The Alibi Club is a thriller of fierce and complex suspense by a writer whose own life in the spy world makes espionage come uniquely alive.


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User Review  - neddludd - LibraryThing

The author mines territory that Alan Furst has used for his novels: pre-World War II espionage centered France's defeat and what that implies for French physicists speculating on atomic research. Real ... Read full review

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User Review  - Neilsantos - LibraryThing

This was terrible. Paris 1940. So there are a few Americans, lots of French and one German. The point of the book is, who's the Nazi spy? Let me say it again, there are a few Americans, lots of French and ONE GERMAN. Duh. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
8
Section 3
15
Section 4
23
Section 5
28
Section 6
34
Section 7
39
Section 8
45
Section 26
181
Section 27
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Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 24
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Section 25
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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Section 44
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Section 45
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Section 46
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Section 47
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Section 48
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About the author (2006)

Francine Mattews has worked as a foreign-policy analyst for the CIA. She is the author of The Cutout, which has been purchased for a major motion picture by Warner Bros.; The Secret Agent; and Blown. Under the pseudonym Stephanie Barron, she is the author of eight bestselling Jane Austen mysteries. She lives in Colorado, where she is at work on her next novel of historical suspense.


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