The New York Times bestselling author Alan Furst now gives us a taut, suspenseful, romantic and richly rendered novel of spies and espionage, in Paris, New York and Madrid, on the eve of World War II.
Paris, 1937. The dark cloud of war is gathering as the forces of Fascism spread across Europe. In Spain, war has already begun. Cristian Ferrar, a brilliant and handsome Spanish émigré, is a lawyer in the Paris office of a prestigious international firm. Ferrar is approached by the Spanish Republican forces to help a clandestine agency trying desperately to supply arms to Spain's beleagured Republican Army-and to put his life, family, and career at risk for his country. Joining him in this mission is a surprising group of unlikely heroes, heroines, and villains: gun-runners and gangsters, stevedores and businessmen, aristocrats and patriots. From romantic Paris night clubs and bistros to Fifth Avenue and white-shoe New York law firms, from brothels in Istanbul to shipyards in Poland, from Czechoslovakia and war-torn Madrid to Nazi Berlin, Midnight in Europe ($27.00) follows Ferrar and his allies as they battle for the heart and soul of Europe and its fragile democracies.
Alan Furst is widely recognized as the master of the historical spy novel. Now translated into eighteen languages, he is the author of Night Soldiers, Dark Star, The Polish Officer, The World at Night, Red Gold, Kingdom of Shadows, Blood of Victory, Dark Voyage, The Foreign Correspondent, The Spies of Warsaw, Spies of the Balkans, and Mission to Paris. Born in New York, he lived for many years in Paris, and now lives on Long Island.