The next great page-turner from the master of the noir spy novel.
By 1939, thousands of Italian intellectuals, teachers, lawyers, journalists and scientists, had fled Mussolini's fascist government and found refuge in Paris. There, amidst the poverty and difficulty of emigre life, they joined the Italian Resistance, founding an underground press that smuggled news and encouragement back to their lost homeland.
THE FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT is the story of Carlo Weisz and a handful of anti-fascists - the army officer known as Colonel Ferrara, who fights for a lost cause in Spain, Arturo Salamone, the shrewd leader of a resistance group in Paris and the woman who becomes the love of Weisz's life, herself involved in a doomed resistance underground in Berlin, at the heart of Hitler's Nazi empire.
There are writers who so capture the feel of a particular historical time and place that, once you've 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
Enjoyably gripping tale of spies and skulduggery. - Christina Koning
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.