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In the autumn of 1940, Russian émigré journalist I. A. Serebin is recruited in Istanbul by an agent of the British secret services for a clandestine operation to stop German importation of Romanian oil — a last desperate attempt to block Hitler's conquest of Europe. Serebin's race against time begins in Bucharest and leads him to Paris, the Black Sea, Beirut, and, finally, Belgrade; his task is to attack the oil barges that fuel German tanks and airplanes. Blood of Victory is a novel with the heart-pounding suspense, extraordinary historical accuracy, and narrative immediacy we have come to expect from Alan Furst.

Review:

"[Furst] glides gracefully into an urbane pre-World War II Europe....The wry, sexy melancholy of his observations would be seductive enough in its own right — he is the Leonard Cohen of the spy genre..." Janet Maslin, The New York Times

Review:

"Through six novels, Furst has created characters and painted a political and social landscape, a dark world of fear and uncertainty, and, behind them, the purges and camps, that's uncanny in its detail and atmospheric accuracy." Peter Schrag, The Nation

Review:

"Furst's achievement is a moral one, producing a powerful testament to fiction's ability to re-create the experience of others, and why it is so deeply important to do so." Neil Gordon, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Richly atmospheric and satisfying." Deirdre Donahue, USA Today

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"Furst's atmospherics are tangible, made up out of effectively described people and places....The devil, or perhaps I should say, the angel, lives in the details of this superbly entertaining and intelligent work of spy fiction." Alan Cheuse, San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"No other espionage writer touches [Furst's] stylish forays....No other writer today captures so well the terror and absurdity of the spy, the shabby tension and ennui of emigre communities at the time....His voice is, above all, knowing." Sam Allis, Boston Sunday Globe

Review:

"[Furst] writes with a vivid sense of the murky world of espionage, of conflicted loyalties, shady characters and cryptic motives." Victorino Matus, The Wall Street Journal

Synopsis:

In 1939, as the armies of Europe mobilized for war, the British secret services undertook operations to impede the exportation of Roumanian oil to Germany. They failed.

Then, in the autumn of 1940, they tried again.

Synopsis:

In the autumn of 1940, Russian émigré journalist I. A. Serebin is recruited in Istanbul by an agent of the British secret services for a clandestine operation to stop German importation of Romanian oil—a last desperate attempt to block Hitlers conquest of Europe. Serebins race against time begins in Bucharest and leads him to Paris, the Black Sea, Beirut, and, finally, Belgrade; his task is to attack the oil barges that fuel German tanks and airplanes. Blood of Victory is a novel with the heart-pounding suspense, extraordinary historical accuracy, and narrative immediacy we have come to expect from Alan Furst.

About the Author

Alan Furst is widely recognized as the master of the historical spy novel. He is the author of Night Soldiers, Dark Star, The Polish Officer, The World at Night, Red Gold, and Kingdom of Shadows. Born in New York, he has lived for long periods in France, especially Paris. He now lives on Long Island, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780812968729
Author:
Furst, Alan
Publisher:
Random House Trade
Author:
Furst, Alan
Subject:
General
Subject:
Espionage/Intrigue
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Espionage
Subject:
Popular Fiction-Technothrillers
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Rh Trade PB
Publication Date:
May 13, 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
MAP
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x .55 in .4375 lb

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Product details 272 pages Random House Trade - English 9780812968729 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[Furst] glides gracefully into an urbane pre-World War II Europe....The wry, sexy melancholy of his observations would be seductive enough in its own right — he is the Leonard Cohen of the spy genre..."
"Review" by , "Through six novels, Furst has created characters and painted a political and social landscape, a dark world of fear and uncertainty, and, behind them, the purges and camps, that's uncanny in its detail and atmospheric accuracy."
"Review" by , "Furst's achievement is a moral one, producing a powerful testament to fiction's ability to re-create the experience of others, and why it is so deeply important to do so."
"Review" by , "Richly atmospheric and satisfying."
"Review" by , "Furst's atmospherics are tangible, made up out of effectively described people and places....The devil, or perhaps I should say, the angel, lives in the details of this superbly entertaining and intelligent work of spy fiction."
"Review" by , "No other espionage writer touches [Furst's] stylish forays....No other writer today captures so well the terror and absurdity of the spy, the shabby tension and ennui of emigre communities at the time....His voice is, above all, knowing."
"Review" by , "[Furst] writes with a vivid sense of the murky world of espionage, of conflicted loyalties, shady characters and cryptic motives."
"Synopsis" by , In 1939, as the armies of Europe mobilized for war, the British secret services undertook operations to impede the exportation of Roumanian oil to Germany. They failed.

Then, in the autumn of 1940, they tried again.

"Synopsis" by , In the autumn of 1940, Russian émigré journalist I. A. Serebin is recruited in Istanbul by an agent of the British secret services for a clandestine operation to stop German importation of Romanian oil—a last desperate attempt to block Hitlers conquest of Europe. Serebins race against time begins in Bucharest and leads him to Paris, the Black Sea, Beirut, and, finally, Belgrade; his task is to attack the oil barges that fuel German tanks and airplanes. Blood of Victory is a novel with the heart-pounding suspense, extraordinary historical accuracy, and narrative immediacy we have come to expect from Alan Furst.
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