Alan Furst is internationally recognised as a thriller writer of first- class calibre Blood of Victory was a New York Times bestseller 'For connoisseurs of wartime thrillers, a new novel by Alan Furst has become a major publishing event' David Robson, Sunday Telegraph 'In the world of espionage thrillers, Alan Furst is in a class of his own' William Boyd 'How do people remain human when everyday life jumps from being maddeningly normal one moment to bringing death, separation, or danger the next? Furst has embraced that existential wrong-footing, and his skill in doing so is what makes him so pleasurable and rewarding to read' Michael Carlson, Spectator 'Jumps into the "good read" category, as ever with him' James Naughtie, Glasgow Herald
Alan Furst has lived for long periods in France, especially in Paris, and has travelled as a journalist in Eastern Europe and Russia. He has written extensively for Esquire and the International Herald Tribune.
"There are writers who so capture the feel of a particular historical time and place that, once youve read them, its impossible to look back to the period without sensing their presence. Alan Furst, with his novels of wartime Europe, is one of those authors." -- Simon Shaw MAIL ON SUNDAY "enjoyably gripping tale of spies and skulduggery" -- Christina Koning TIMES