Kingdom of Shadows
By Alan Furst
(Random House Trade Paperbacks, Paperback, 9780375758263, 288pp.)
Publication Date: October 9, 2001
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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.
Often compared to Graham Greene and Eric Ambler, Alan Furst is a master of the spy thriller and one of the great war novelists of our time. He is the author of Night Soldiers, Dark Star, The Polish Officer, and The World at Night. He lives in Sag Harbor, New York.
"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