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Mission to Paris: a novel

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It is the late summer of 1938, Europe is about to explode, the Hollywood film star Fredric Stahl is on his way to Paris to make a movie for Paramount France. The Nazis know he's coming--a secret bureau within the Reich Foreign Ministry has for years been waging political warfare against France, using bribery, intimidation, and corrupt newspapers to weaken French morale and degrade France's will to defend herself.   For their purposes, Fredric Stahl is a perfect agent of influence, and they attack him. What they don't know is that Stahl, horrified by the Nazi war on Jews and intellectuals, has become part of an informal spy service being run out of the American embassy in Paris.   From Alan Furst, the bestselling author, often praised as the best spy novelist ever, comes a novel that's truly hard to put down. Mission to Paris includes beautifully drawn scenes of romance and intimacy, and the novel is alive with extraordinary characters: the German Baroness von Reschke, a famous hostess deeply involved in Nazi clandestine operations; the assassins Herbert and Lothar; the Russian film actress and spy Olga Orlova; the Hungarian diplomat and spy, Count Janos Polanyi; along with the French cast of Stahl's movie, German film producers, and the magnetic women in Stahl's life, the socialite Kiki de Saint-Ange and the émigré Renate Steiner.   But always at the center of the novel is the city of Paris, the heart and soul of Europe--its alleys and bistros, hotels grand and anonymous, and the Parisians, living every night as though it was their last. As always, Alan Furst brings to life both a dark time in history and the passion of the human hearts that fought to survive it. Advance praise for Mission to Paris   "The writing in Mission to Paris, sentence after sentence, page after page, is dazzling. If you are a John le Carré fan, this is definitely a novel for you."--James Patterson   "I am a huge fan of Alan Furst. Furst is the best in the business--the most talented espionage novelist of our generation."--Vince Flynn   Praise for Alan Furst   "Unfolds like a vivid dream . . . One couldn't ask for a more engrossing novel." --The Wall Street Journal, about Spies of the Balkans   "Though set in a specific place and time, Furst's books are like Chopin's nocturnes: timeless, transcendent, universal. One does not so much read them as fall under their spell."-- Los Angeles Times, about The Spies of Warsaw   "Alan Furst's novels swing a beam into the shadows at the edges of the great events leading to World War II. Readers come knowing he'll deliver effortless narrative."-- USA Today, about The Foreign Correspondent   "Positively bristles with plot, characters and atmosphere . . . Dark Voyage has the ingredients of several genres--the mystery, the historical novel, the espionage thriller, the romance--but it rises above all of them."-- The Washington Post, about Dark Voyage   "No other espionage writer touches [Furst's] stylish forays into Budapest and Berlin, Moscow and Paris. No other writer today captures so well the terror and absurdity of the spy, the shabby tension and ennui of émigré communities at the time. His characters are hopeless, lethal, charming. His voice is, above all, knowing."-- Boston Sunday Globe, about Blood of Victory
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Audiobooks
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Europe -- History -- 1918-1945 -- Fiction
Historical fiction
Historical fiction, American
Large type books
Motion picture actors and actresses -- United States -- Fiction
Motion picture producers and directors -- United States -- Fiction
Paris (France) -- History -- 1940-1944 -- Fiction
Paris (France) -- History -- Fiction
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title_display Mission to Paris : a novel
title_full A mission to Paris [sound recording] : a novel / Alan Furst
Mission to Paris : a novel / Alan Furst
Mission to Paris Night Soldiers Series, Book 12
Mission to Paris [electronic resource] / Alan Furst
Mission to Paris [text (large print)] / by Alan Furst
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History
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Motion picture producers and directors
Spy stories, American
Suspense fiction, American
Thriller
World War, 1939-1945