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The Foreign Correspondent by Alan Furst
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Aug 02, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: mystery-crime-thriller, european-setting-multiple-countries, france-french-theme-setting
Recommended for: Generic Jeanette
Read in October, 2006

A cracking good thriller set in pre-WWII Europe. In the style of Graham Greene, but with the pacing of early Ken Follett, Furst embroils the reader in intrigue and espionage. From Civil War Spain to Hitler's Berlin, Parisian cafes to Genoese back alleys, you are whisked through a world of codes, brown paper wrapping and furtive glances in glamorous hotel lobbies. A would-be revolutionary, a femme fatale a la Garbo and the cloud of inevitable war make for curl-up-on-the sofa, rainy day read.
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Julie Christine I hope you enjoy this! Furst has a new one out "The Spies of Warsaw"- it'll be a long wait for it at the library- perhaps I'll get it in time for a rainy autumn day....


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