Dark Star

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Random House Trade Paperbacks, 2002 - Fiction - 446 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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I could hardly put it down. Having travelled a bit of the regions and cultures Furst describes I find it fascinating how he 'confirms' what I felt.
Great interwoven stories, lots of little pieces
of 'Wow, could that be true?' Makes me want to do more research just for the entertainment of it.  

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A slow read with a complex plot line. I failed to engage with the main character and looked for any excuse to read other books from the 60-80 percent done. The ending was stronger than the slow sections led me to expect. Read full review

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Often compared to Graham Greene and Eric Ambler, Alan Furst is a master of the spy thriller and one of the great war novelists of our time. He is the author of Night Soldiers, Dark Star, The Polish Officer, and The World at Night. He lives in Sag Harbor, New York.

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