Synopses & Reviews
Reissued with a new jacket.
In Bulgaria in 1934 young Khristo Stoianev sees his brother kicked to death by a gang of strutting thugs. Recognizing the growing menace of Fascism, he takes a risk on the promise of Communism and flees to Moscow, where he is trained as an agent of the NKVD, precursor of the KGB. His first mission is to Catalonia, where he is soon caught up in the bloody horrors of the Spanish Civil War. Then he learns that he is about to become the victim of one of Stalin's purges, and is forced to flee once again... this time to Paris.
Night Soldiers is the first of Alan Furst's highly acclaimed novels recreating the atmosphere and tension of the worlds of espionage and resistance in Europe in the 1930s and World War II.
The soldiers of the night were a secret brotherhood: Khristo, a Bulgarian peasant; Voluta, a Pole; Kulic, a Yugoslav; the clever Sascha Vonets; and Goldman, a Rumanian Jew. The novel describes the complex and violent way of life of a spy and is set in Russia, 1934-45.