Masterful historical spy novel
Alan Furst is a master of the historical spy novel, and his books are so evocative of their settings, mostly pre-WWII in France. In 1938, film star Fredric Stahl is on his way to Paris to make a film. Will he become a part of the Nazi effort to demoralize the French? Furst effectively creates the tension in Paris leading up to the German invasion while all the time immersing us in the ambiance of Paris, the streets, cafes, hotels, and way of life.