"[C]ombines so much broad historical erudition with such genuine humanity that it ought to be made required reading. Once again, Furst loads the entire burden of an aspect of the war on the shoulders of a single character, then scrutinizes that character as he changes. It's the old rat-in-the-maze game, played for very high stakes....Furst has somehow discovered the perfect venue for uniting the European literary tragedy with the Anglo-American spy thriller. Nobody does it better."Furst, Alan is the author of 'World at Night A Novel', published 2002 under ISBN 9780375758584 and ISBN 0375758585.