Dark Star: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 10, 2008 - Fiction - 464 pages
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Paris, Moscow, Berlin, and Prague, 1937. In the back alleys of nighttime Europe, war is already under way. André Szara, survivor of the Polish pogroms and the Russian civil wars and a foreign correspondent for Pravda, is co-opted by the NKVD, the Soviet secret intelligence service, and becomes a full-time spymaster in Paris. As deputy director of a Paris network, Szara finds his own star rising when he recruits an agent in Berlin who can supply crucial information. Dark Star captures not only the intrigue and danger of clandestine life but the day-to-day reality of what Soviet operatives call special work.

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User Review  - msaucier818 - LibraryThing

This is the second book in the Night Soldiers series that I have read and I really enjoyed it. This book follows a Polish/Russian/Jewish journalist and his recruitment into the world of spies for the ... Read full review

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User Review  - viking2917 - LibraryThing

One of Furst's earliest books and one of his best, I think. Much longer than most of his books, and a bit uneven near the end, but atmospheric to the core. Szara is a Pravda journalist stumbling on a ... Read full review

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Alan Furst, widely recognized as the master of the historical spy novel, is the author of Midnight in Europe, Mission to Paris, and numerous other bestsellers. His books have been translated into 18 languages. Born in New York, he spent many years in Paris, and now lives on Long Island.

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