A Hero of France: A Novel

A Hero of France: A Novel Author Alan Furst
ISBN-10 0812986466
ISBN-13 9780812986464
Year 2017-02-28
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From the bestselling master espionage writer hailed by Vince Flynn as the best in the business comes a riveting novel about the French Resistance in Nazi occupied Paris NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BYTHE WASHINGTON POST1941 The City of Light is dark and silent at night But in Paris and in the farmhouses barns and churches of the French countryside small groups of ordinary men and women are determined to take down the occupying forces of Adolf Hitler Mathieu a leader of the French Resistance leads one such cell helping downed British airmen escape back to England Alan Fursts suspenseful fast paced thriller captures this dangerous time as no one ever has before He brings Paris and occupied France to life along with courageous citizens who outmaneuver collaborators informers blackmailers and spies risking everything to fulfill perilous clandestine missions Aiding Mathieu as part of his covert network are Lisette a seventeen year old student and courier Max de Lyon an arms dealer turned nightclub owner Chantal a woman of class and confidence Daniel a Jewish teacher fueled by revenge Jolle who falls in love with Mathieu and Annemarie a willful aristocrat with deep roots in France and a desire to act As the German military police heighten surveillance Mathieu and his team face a new threat dispatched by the Reich to destroy them all Shot through with the authors trademark fine writing breathtaking suspense and intense scenes of seduction and passion Alan Fursts A Hero of France is at once one of the finest novels written about the French Resistance and the most gripping novel yet by the living master of the spy thriller Praise for Alan Furst Furst never stops astounding me Tom Hanks Suspenseful and sophisticated No espionage author it seems is better at summoning the shifting moods and emotional atmosphere of Europe before the start of World War II than Alan Furst The Wall Street Journal Though set in a specific place and time Fursts books are like Chopins nocturnes timeless transcendent universal One does not so much read them as fall under their spell Los Angeles Times Furst remains at the top of his game The New York Times A grandmaster of the historical espionage genre The Boston Globe

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