Author(s): Alan Furst
In spymaster Alan Furst's most electrifying thriller to date, Hungarian aristocrat Nicholas Morath—a hugely charismatic hero—becomes embroiled in a daring and perilous effort to halt the Nazi war machine in eastern Europe.
Reissued in the terrific new cover style KINGDOM OF SHADOWS has already sold almost 25,000 copies in paperback A top-notch novel from an exceptionally talented writer Alan Furst receives exceptional reviews: 'Furst's ability to recreate the terrors of espionage is matchless' Robert Harris 'In my estimation KINGDOM OF SHADOWS is a masterpiece. Furst is here writing at the height of his powers, confident of his style, tone and content' Irish Times 'Alan Furst has produced an espionage thriller which is haunting, elegiac and seductive. It is suffused with forlorn hopes, risktaking and heartbreak. It wanted it to go on and on... A masterwork' Literary Review 'Furst's atmospheric recreations of prewar Paris, Budapest and the Carpathians induce laments for fallen grandeurs and reveries for forgotten beauties' Observer 'It is Furst's detailed grasp of history, in particular the murky Hungarian politics of the Thirties, which gives this novel its distinction' Sunday Telegraph 'Furst's exceptionally good thriller...This novel is as good as a John le Carre, but with a richer ambience of "old" Europe' Sunday Times
Alan Furst has lived for long periods in France, especially in Paris, and has travelled as a journalist in Eastern Europe and Russia. He has written extensively for Esquire and the International Herald Tribune.