I don't often write about what I am reading, but I can't help rejoicing in Alan Furst's new novel, Mission to Paris. I can't name another author who has succeeded so well at capturing the atmosphere of cinematic suspense in his novels of wartime Europe in the 1930's and '40's, as exemplified by films like Casablanca and Foreign Correspondent.
I read Dark Star in the early '90's and was captivated. I read the previous novel, Night Soldiers, and have followed him faithfully. Mission to Paris is the twelfth in the "Night Soldiers" series. I still think that Dark Star is his best, but they are all good. When you have a new Alan Furst novel, you can look forward to a vivid and satisfying read.
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