logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
Night Soldiers - Alan Furst
Night Soldiers
by: (author)
3.90 120
Bulgaria, 1934. A young man is murdered by the local fascists. His brother, Khristo Stoianev, is recruited into the NKVD, the Soviet secret intelligence service, and sent to Spain to serve in its civil war. Warned that he is about to become a victim of Stalin’s purges, Khristo flees to Paris.... show more
Bulgaria, 1934. A young man is murdered by the local fascists. His brother, Khristo Stoianev, is recruited into the NKVD, the Soviet secret intelligence service, and sent to Spain to serve in its civil war. Warned that he is about to become a victim of Stalin’s purges, Khristo flees to Paris. Night Soldiers masterfully re-creates the European world of 1934–45: the struggle between Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia for Eastern Europe, the last desperate gaiety of the beau monde in 1937 Paris, and guerrilla operations with the French underground in 1944. Night Soldiers is a scrupulously researched panoramic novel, a work on a grand scale.
show less
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375760006 (0375760008)
ASIN: 375760008
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
Series: Night Soldiers (#1)
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
DavidBonesteel
DavidBonesteel rated it
Fleeing persecution by fascists in his village, a Bulgarian peasant allows himself to be recruited into the Russian NKVD, the precursor to the KGB. Thus ushered into the shadowy world of espionage and the Byzantine intrigues of frightened, self-interested men with a little bit of power, Khristo Stoi...
Lee's Library
Lee's Library rated it
4.0 Night Soldiers - Atmospheric and Authentic
Alan Furst is an elegant writer. Despite jumping around Europe and flashing back and forth between several characters, the narrative never lost my interest. I believe Night Soldiers is one of the first in a series of many, excellent espionage books, written by Alan Furst, set leading up to and dur...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
4.0 Night Soldiers: A Novel
In Bulgaria, in 1934, on a muddy street in the town of Vidin, Kristo Stoianev saw his brother kicked to death by Fascist militia. That's the first line of Furst's Night Soldiers, immediately introducing us to the book's central figure and hinting at the forces personal and political that would driv...
morvan
morvan rated it
Εντυπωσιακά ζωντανή και λεπτομερής απεικόνιση μιας πολύ ενδιαφέρουσας περιόδου και των τότε πολιτικών γεγονότων και ισορροπιών.Πολύ καλή και ενδιαφέρουσα γραφή, στρωτή, περιγραφική και ιδιαίτερη όσο πρέπει, χωρίς να κουράζει. Ο Furst είναι αναμφισβήτητα εξαιρετικός στο να περιγράφει ολοζώντανα σκηνέ...
Book Thoughts
Book Thoughts rated it
4.0 Night Soldiers: A Novel
I can't believe that I have not heard of this series of books before. What a great read about a Bulgarian turned Soviet spymaster turned defector during the years of World War II. The book was dark, raw, and did a fantastic job of placing the reader in the Europe of the time. I felt it was realis...
Other editions (19)
Books by Alan Furst
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?