Bestselling author Alan Furst creates a thrilling saga of everyday people forced by their hearts' passion to fight in the war against tyranny. ~ Paris, a winter night in 1938: a murder/suicide at a discreet lovers' hotel. But this is no romantic tragedy -- it's the work of the OVRA, Mussolini's fascist secret police. In the desperate politics of Europe on the edge of war, a foreign correspondent is a pawn, worth surveillance, or blackmail, or murder. The story of a secret war fought in elegant hotel bars and first-class railway cars, in the mountains of Spain and the back streets of Berlin, The Foreign Correspondent is Alan Furst at his absolute best -- taut and powerful, enigmatic and romantic.
Autumn 1937: War is coming to Europe. French and German intelligence operatives are locked in a life-and-death struggle on the espionage battlefield. At the French embassy, the new military attaché, Colonel Jean-François Mercier, a decorated hero of the 1914 war, is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal, and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw. At the same time, the handsome aristocrat finds himself in a passionate love affair with a Parisian woman of Polish heritage, a lawyer for the League of Nations.Furst's finest novel to date -- exciting, atmospheric, erotic, and impossible to put down.