This is my first book by Alan Furst, a name that keeps popping up when I look for new spy novels to read. I saw it in my local library and thought I’d give it a try.
I like the idea that my dalliance with the espionage genre is now branching out quite nicely.
The book is set in Greece in 1940, a time and a place that I have not come across in a novel before.
It’s an interesting story of World War 2 coming to Greece and the attempt to smuggle Jews out of Germany to safety in Turkey. Escape is a key theme.
A short book, the writing is crisp and easy to read. I’d read another.
It’s good, but not as good as some reviews may have you believe.