Kingdom of Shadows

Kingdom of Shadows

By Alan Furst

Random House Trade, Paperback, 9780375758263, 288pp.

Publication Date: October 9, 2001

In spymaster Alan Furst's most electrifying thriller to date, Hungarian aristocrat Nicholas Morath a hugely charismatic hero becomes embroiled in a daring and perilous effort to halt the Nazi war machine in eastern Europe.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
Alan Furst is widely recognized as the master of the historical spy novel. He is the author of "Night Soldiers, Dark Star, The Polish Officer, The World at Night, Red Gold, Kingdom of Shadows, Blood of Victory", and "Dark Voyage". Born in New York, he has lived for long periods in France, especially Paris. He now lives on Long Island, New York. Visit the author's website at

Praise For Kingdom of Shadows

"Furst’s writing has the seductive shimmer of an urbane black-and-white Hollywood classic."
--The New York Times

"Astonishingly, Alan Furst is not yet a household name. But perhaps [Kingdom of Shadows,] the sixth of his supple, elegant European spy novels, will do the trick."
--Janet Maslin, The New York Times

"Subtly spun, sensitive to nuances, generous with contemporary detail and information discreetly conveyed....It’s hard to overestimate Kingdom of Shadows."
--Eugen Weber, Los Angeles Times

"A triumph: evocative, heartfelt, knowing and witty."
--Robert J. Hughes, The Wall Street Journal