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Under Occupation

The Times thriller of the month, from the master of the spy novel

Alan Furst



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Weidenfeld & Nicolson
14 November 2019
A TIMES THRILLER OF THE MONTH: 'MAGNIFICENT' 'FURST IS IN A CLASS OF HIS OWN' William Boyd 'HIS ABILITY TO RECREATE THE TERRORS OF ESPIONAGE IS MATCHLESS' Robert Harris Occupied Paris in 1942, a dark, treacherous city now ruled by the German security services, where French resistance networks are working secretly to defeat Hitler.

Just before he dies, a man being chased by the Gestapo hands off to Paul Ricard a strange looking drawing. It looks like a part for a military weapon; Ricard realizes it must be an important document smuggled out of Germany to aid the resistance.

As Ricard is drawn deeper and deeper into the French resistance network, his increasingly dangerous assignments lead him to travel to Germany, along the underground safe houses of the resistance - all the way to the mysterious and beautiful Leila, a professional spy.
By:   Alan Furst
Imprint:   Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 238mm,  Width: 160mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   420g
ISBN:   9781474610544
ISBN 10:   1474610544
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   14 November 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alan Furst is widely recognised as the master of the historical spy novel. Now translated into eighteen languages, he is the author of novels including MISSION TO PARIS, SPIES OF THE BALKANS - a TV Book Club choice - THE SPIES OF WARSAW, which became a BBC mini-series starring David Tennant and THE FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT. Born in New York, he lived for many years in Paris and travelled as a journalist in Eastern Europe and Russia. He has written extensively for Esquire and the International Herald Tribune. He now lives in Long Island.

Reviews for Under Occupation: The Times thriller of the month, from the master of the spy novel

Furst's ability to recreate the terrors of espionage is matchless If you are a John le Carre fan, this is definitely a novel for you As delicately crafted as John le Carre at the height of his George Smiley years - Daily Mail on SPIES OF THE BALKANS

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