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Janet MaslinAs Mr. Furst plays his usual cat-and-mouse games, he lures both Mercier and the reader into high-stakes espionage activities in which prescience about a possible tank attack is all-important. To the extent that The Spies of Warsaw has a central thread, this is it. But Mr. Furst has created this book on a broad canvas. And he succeeds in doing so without losing sight of his narrative focus…As always, but with especially great efficacy in The Spies of Warsaw, Mr. Furst asks how life can go on in the face of encroaching menace. And in the book's uncommonly fine-tuned portrait of Mercier, it has some kind of answer.
—The New York Times