The Polish Officer: A Novel
by Alan Furst
September 1939. As Warsaw falls to Hitler's Wehrmacht, Captain Alexander de Milja is recruited by the intelligence service of the Polish underground. His mission: to transport the national gold reserve to safety, hidden on a refugee train to Bucharest. Then, in the back alleys and black-market bistros of Paris, in the tenements of Warsaw, with partizan guerrillas in the frozen forests of the Ukraine, and at Calais Harbor during an attack by British bombers, de Milja fights in the war of the shadows in a world without rules, a world of danger, treachery, and betrayal. Alan Furst, am acknowledged master of the European espionage thriller, has produced a stunning achievement in The Polish Officer: dark, evocative, authentic, and taut with suspense.
"Beautifully written, powerfully imagined, and riveting as pure story. . . The book is a triumph."
"Brilliantly imagined, vividly drawn, rich with incident and detail. . .The Polish Officer portrays ordinary men and women caught out on the sharp edge of military intelligence operations in wartime: the partisans, saboteurs, resistance fighters and idealistic volunteers risking their lives in causes that seem lost."
ROBERT CHATAIN, Chicago Tribune
ALAN FURST is widely recognized as the master of the historical spy novel. Author of the New York Times bestseller, The Foreign Correspondent. Born in New York, he has lived for long periods in France, especially Paris. He now lives on Long Island, New York.
Publishing House: Random House Trade Paperbacks, New York 2001
SoftCover book measuring 5.2" x 8"
294 pages, readers guide
English Language Version
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