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Night Soldiers - Alan Furst
Night Soldiers
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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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780375760006 (0375760008)
ASIN: 375760008
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
Series: Night Soldiers (#1)
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Themis-Athena's Garden of Books
Themis-Athena's Garden of Books rated it
0.0 Summer of Spies - Terminated
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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it
2.0 Night Soldiers
I have no idea what it was about this book but it was not for me. The book was off to a great start with its unusual setting for a spy story that starts in rural Bulgaria, but then it seemed to loose its way for me. It may have been Furst's attempt at writing a kind of panopticon that would show ...
Moonlight Snow
Moonlight Snow rated it
5.0 Night Soldiers by Alan Furst
How did I miss this series? Beginning in a small Bulgarian town in 1934, Furst follows Khristo Stoinev for the next 12 years or so, through the Spanish Civil War, Paris, and Bessarabia, an area of what is now Moldova. Along the way, Khristo is a trained spy for the NKVD. He is sent to Spain as part ...
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...
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