Classic Spy Novels 3-Book Bundle: Night Soldiers, The World at Night, Kingdom of Shadows

Classic Spy Novels 3-Book Bundle: Night Soldiers, The World at Night, Kingdom of Shadows

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by Alan Furst
     
 
From Alan Furst, often compared to John le Carré, Graham Greene, and Eric Ambler, and praised as the best spy novelist ever, a trio of his classic works
 
Furst, known for panoramic vision, deep authenticity, and a magnificent eye for historical detail, always sets his novels in the twilight world of Europe in the 1930s and first years of

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From Alan Furst, often compared to John le Carré, Graham Greene, and Eric Ambler, and praised as the best spy novelist ever, a trio of his classic works
 
Furst, known for panoramic vision, deep authenticity, and a magnificent eye for historical detail, always sets his novels in the twilight world of Europe in the 1930s and first years of World War II, when the British, Russian, German, and many other spy services fought it out in the alleys and grand hotels of Paris, Berlin, and other cities on the Continent. The three classic spy novels in this “read all night” eBook bundle will transport you to the dark conflict between fascists, communists, and the people who fought back against them.
 
Includes a preview of Alan Furst’s new novel, Mission to Paris—with movie stars, elite spies, and German political warfare—on sale in June.
 
“The writing in Mission to Paris, sentence after sentence, page after page, is dazzling. If you are a John le Carré fan, this is definitely a novel for you.”—James Patterson
 
“I am a huge fan of Alan Furst. Furst is the best in the business—the most talented espionage novelist of our generation.”—Vince Flynn
 
NIGHT SOLDIERS

Bulgaria, 1934. A young man is murdered by the local fascists. His brother, Khristo Stoianev, is recruited into the NKVD, the Soviet secret intelligence service, and sent to Spain to serve in its civil war. Warned that he is about to become a victim of Stalin’s purges, Khristo flees to Paris. Night Soldiers masterfully re-creates the European world of 1934–35: the struggle between Nazi Germany and Soviet Russia for Eastern Europe, the last desperate gaiety of the beau monde in 1937 Paris, and guerrilla operations with the French underground in 1944. Night Soldiers is a scrupulously researched panoramic novel, a work on a grand scale.
 
THE WORLD AT NIGHT

Paris, 1940. The civilized, upper-class life of film producer Jean Casson is derailed by the German occupation of Paris, but Casson learns that with enough money, compromise, and connections, one need not deny oneself the pleasures of Parisian life. Somewhere inside Casson, though, is a stubborn romantic streak. When he’s offered the chance to take part in an operation of the British secret service, this idealism gives him the courage to say yes. A simple mission, but it goes wrong, and Casson realizes that he must gamble everything—his career, the woman he loves, life itself. Here is a brilliant re-creation of France—its spirit in the moment of defeat, its valor in the moment of rebirth.
 
KINGDOM OF SHADOWS

Paris, 1938. As Europe edges toward war, Nicholas Morath, an urbane former cavalry officer, spends his days working at the small advertising agency he owns and his nights in the bohemian circles of his Argentine mistress. But Morath has been recruited by his uncle, Count Janos Polanyi, a diplomat in the Hungarian legation, for operations against Hitler’s Germany. It is Morath who does Polanyi’s clandestine work, moving between the beach cafés of Juan-les-Pins and the forests of Ruthenia, from Czech fortresses in the Sudetenland to the private gardens of the déclassé royalty in Budapest. The web Polanyi spins for Morath is deep and complex and pits him against German intelligence officers, NKVD renegades, and Croat assassins in a shadow war of treachery and uncertain loyalties, a war that Hungary cannot afford to lose. Alan Furst is frequently compared with Eric Ambler, Graham Greene, and John le Carré, but Kingdom of Shadows is distinctive and entirely original. It is Furst at his very best.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812984170
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/14/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
1040
Sales rank:
74,680
File size:
4 MB

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Meet the Author

Alan Furst is widely recognized as the master of the historical spy novel. Now translated into eighteen languages, he is the author of Night Soldiers, Dark Star, The Polish Officer, The World at Night, Red Gold, Kingdom of Shadows, Blood of Victory, Dark Voyage, The Foreign Correspondent, The Spies of Warsaw, Spies of the Balkans, and Mission to Paris. Born in New York, he lived for many years in Paris, and now lives on Long Island.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Sag Harbor, New York
Place of Birth:
New York, New York
Education:
B.A., Oberlin College

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Classic Spy Novels 3-Book Bundle: Night Soldiers, The World at Night, Kingdom of Shadows 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Timmis More than 1 year ago
Exceptional story telling, really gets to the heart of what Paris and Europe was like during the late 30's and early 40's. Reccommend this trilogy to any spy novrl fan.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aerith                                                                                                                                                                                                        Some knucklehead tried to impostor me, and considering Midna's usually ticked off mood.....this isn't going to end well...and then, some genuineness decided it would be funny to tell Sandraid that I was dead!    
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aerith                                                                                                                                                                                                               Of course Roxas!-smiles- Nice to see you.((xP you the same Roxas from my Zelda rp?))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aerith                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ((PFFFFTTT!BWAAHAHAHAH!! I'm just laughing my head off right now...! Ahhhhhh! Poor Roxas!)) Who....who are you people?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aerith                                                                                                                                                                                                -was sitting on the ground, looking very confused- I can't remember anything from last night.........did something big happen? 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aerith                                                                                                                                                                                                          ((this Aerith is from Kingdom Hearts 2.)) You know that I want you....and you know that I need you...I want it bad..a bad romance..-she really kissed him this time and pulled away- I have to go. See you later!-she walked off, smirking to herself-
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aerith                                                                                                                                                                                                    -she smirks, now knowing that Roxas is still a vrigin- Hey Roxas.....'Don't cha wish yer girlfriend was hot like me? Don't cha wish yer girlfriend was free like me?'-she takes on more revealing poses and gets real up-close-and-personal with roxas, looking like she's about to kiss him- How bout' it sweetie?-she winks and does the victory sign- Hehe!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aerith                                                                                                                                                                                                                      she saw kairi and roxas and she blushed harder- This is embarrassing...-she took off her heels, clearly showing discomfort in them-
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aerith                                                                                                                                                                                                     -she comes running in and looks behind her-SHI--before she could finish, there was a poof of smoke and she reappeared wearing a sexier version of her original dress- Crap..... 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aerith                                                                                                                                                                                                 -her expression faded into a more sad and rejected look, hearing Roxas- You're welcome....-she got up, her bangs covering her eyes- I'm gonna advertize.((.....-blinks and starts dancing to a numa numa guy loop-))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aerith                                                                                                                                                                                                  Ah. I made you guys some tea!-she hands a glass to Kairi and Roxas- I hope you like it.-she smiled and sat down-
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aerith to Hi                                                                                                                                                                                       Of course!-saw two Kairis- Huh...? Kairi? Why are there two of you...?-she looked confused-                                                                                                               
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aerith                                                                                                                                                                                                 -she suddenly looked very scared when Kairi spoke- Physical...as in pain? Shot through the heart, poison?((have you ever heard of the name 'Skydust'? He's a griffin who's constantly being rejected wherever he goes. He's never called a clan 'home'...))  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aerith                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Is it physical or do you miss Sora? I know he was your best friend..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aerith                                                                                                                                                                                                 Huh? Where?-she became suddenly serious-
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aerith                                                                                                                                                                                                   xP You're welcome Roxas. What is it Kairi?-her expression was worried while seeing Kairi in this state-
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aerith                                                                                                                                                                                                     Of course! Roxas, you're so cute!-hugs him- 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aerith                                                                                                                                                                                                   Not sure sweetie...-she bent down and kissed his forehead- Also Roxy, there's Kairi(Sora's friend), Namine(Kairi's Nobody), Yuffie(awesome ninja), and um..that's all I can think of right now...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aerith                                                                                                                                                                                                     -fixes her red bow- I don't know what you're talking about...-tackle hugs him-  Who do you want to be? There's Leon.((HINT HINT)) 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
........Roxas?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aerith                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   -she walked in and looked around- Well...it'll have to do!-she smiled and relaxed-((the outfit she's wearing is from Kingdom Hearts 2))
thatharrisgirl More than 1 year ago
I am sure the stories are very good, but they are written in a fashion that I have trouble staying with. So, I will finish them, I'm sure,butin a leasuely pace.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Aerith                                                                                                                                                                                                    No....I'm sorry......but yet I feel like I have a connection to you....um...what's you're name? I'm Aerith.((don't worry. some stupid anon was all like,'magic anon! aerith forgot everything! baiiiiiiiii~'))