Friday, December 27, 2013
SPIES OF WARSAW - Alan Furst
What an absolute gem this was. There are French spies, Russian spies, German spies and Polish spies all working in Warsaw in 1937.
Colonel Mercier , a French Military Attache is tasked with intelligence gathering in the city and through the diplomatic circle that his work takes him through.
There are no James Bond manoeuvres just solid plodding and this makes for very intense reading as failure is fatal. Reviews I've read state that the book is historically accurate as well which is always a bonus.
Highly recommended if you like your espionage stories real. I won't watch the TV series as the book was so good it would not be able to compete, even with David Tennant.