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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Frazee LINK Site LARGE PRINT FUR (Text) 33500013193024 New Available -
Mahnomen Public Library LARGE PRINT FUR (Text) 33500013193016 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984886958
  • ISBN: 1984886959
  • Physical Description: 261 pages (large print) : maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First large print edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, [2019]

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Summary, etc.:
"Occupied Paris, 1942. Just before he dies, a man chased by the Gestapo hands off a strange-looking document to the unsuspecting novelist Paul Ricard. It looks like a blueprint of a part for a military weapon, one that might have important information for the Allied forces. Ricard realizes he must try to get it into the hands of members of the resistance network. As Ricard finds himself drawn deeper and deeper into anti-Natzi efforts, and into increasingly dangerous espionage assignments, he travels to Germany and along the escape routes of underground resistance safe houses, to spy on Nazi maneuvers. When he meets the mysterious and beautiful Leila, a professional spy, they begin to work together to get crucial information out of France and into the hands of the Allied forces in London."-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 November #1
    *Starred Review* Furst continues where he left off in A Hero of France (2016) with another gripping espionage tale showcasing ordinary Frenchmen working with the British to undermine the Nazi war effort. Paul Ricard is a spy novelist in the mode of Eric Ambler, but he is not involved in the Resistance himself until, like so many of Furst's heroes, he is thrust inadvertently into action. Walking beside the Seine, he instinctively helps a man running from the Gestapo and has a purloined document slipped into his hands after the man is shot. So begins a suspense-dripping, cat-and-mouse game in which Ricard, one small step at a time, finds himself a full-fledged Resistance agent, first slipping into Germany to take possession of a stolen torpedo, whose inner workings are much coveted by the Allies, and then running a safe house from where blown agents are exfiltrated out of harm's way. Working with an intrepid working-class Polish woman, Kaisa, and an aristocratic Frenchwoman, Leila, Ricard weaves his way through occupied Paris until, inevitably, his flimsy cover is finally blown. Many of Furst's signature themes are in full flower here—wartime love affairs (warm bodies beneath cold covers as Klaxons blare on dark streets) and character interactions as brief as they are indelible—but this time the special treat is the vivid detailing of Resistance operatives at work, well-oiled tradecraft blending seamlessly into everyday activities. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Everyone from Tom Hanks and David McCullough to you and me is a Furst fan, as his sales attest. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Alan Furst, widely recognized as the master of the historical spy novel, is the author of A Hero of France, Midnight in Europe, Mission to Paris, and many other bestsellers. Born in New York, he lived for many years in Paris, and now lives on Long Island.

Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Underground movements > France > Fiction.
France > History > German occupation, 1940-1945 > Fiction.
Paris (France) > History > 1940-1944 > Fiction.
Large type books.
German Occupation of France (1940-1945)
World War (1939-1945)
Large type books.
Underground movements, War.
France.
France > Paris.
Genre: Thrillers (Fiction)
Large type books.
Fiction.
Historical fiction.
History.
Spy fiction.
Spy fiction.
Historical fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Large type books.

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