The acclaimed sequel to THE WORLD AT NIGHT featuring Jean Casson.
Set in the underworld of Paris in 1941.
Reluctant spy Jean Casson returns to occupied Paris under a new identity.
He is wanted by the Gestapo therefore must stay away from the civilised circles he knew as a film producer and learn to survive in the shadowy backstreets and cheap hotels of Pigalle.
Yet as the war drags on, he finds himself drawn back into the dangerous world of resistance and sabotage...
'This is the kind of literate and erudite writing we have come to expect from Alan Furst, who gives us an object lesson in how a quiet, beautifully written spy thriller can be just as gripping as anything in which bombs and bullets fly...excellent.' - Guardian
'[Furst's] stories combine keen deductive precision with much deeper, more turbulent and impassioned aspects of character; Mr. Furst is an incomparable expert at this game.' - New York Times
'Furst's tales...are infused with the melancholy romanticism of Casablanca, and also a touch of Arthur Koestler's Darkness at Noon.' - Scotsman
'Throughout, the author's delight in the process of espionage shines through.' - TLS
Alan Furst is widely recognised as the master of the historical spy novel. Now translated into eighteen languages, he is the author of novels including MISSION TO PARIS, SPIES OF THE BALKANS - a TV Book Club choice - THE SPIES OF WARSAW, which became a BBC mini-series starring David Tennant and THE FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT.
Born in New York, he lived for many years in Paris and travelled as a journalist in Eastern Europe and Russia. He has written extensively for Esquire and the International Herald Tribune. He now lives in Long Island.