Sunday, August 17, 2014
MIDNIGHT IN EUROPE - Alan Furst
Cristian Ferrer a Spanish lawyer based in Paris is drawn in to assisting the Republican cause during the Spanish Civil War in a Europe on the brink of WWII.
He becomes involved in the procurement of weapons, dealing with arms dealers across the Continent.
There are incidents of random violence but this is not a 'spy novel' but a historical novel with spies. Like all of Furst's books the history is compelling. After a life time of reading I am still shocked and amazed at what people endured during this time.
The Spanish Civil War is something I know nothing about so this has been a catalyst in getting me started doing some reading on it.