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Red Gold by Alan Furst
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I'll pick this one as my nominal Alan Furst book to review. They're all pretty similar, though not a series in the sense of continuing characters or a single story.

He writes about Europe during the run-up to World War II. One gets a great deal of detail about the period, without a lot of preachy background. His protagonists are always positive characters; but they're not superheroes or historically important characters.

As with Patrick O'Brien's books, the main issue is the formulaic nature of the books. But likewise this means that if you like one, you'll like most of them.

They're not in any particular order. But I remember this one with considerable pleasure, so it's a fine place to start.
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