Alan Furst’s Midnight in Europe – A Review
Alan Furst is back with another signature spy novel, only this time Midnight in Europe is set in Paris of 1938. A war is brewing, and all across the word nations are preparing to do battle. The story takes place between Paris, New York, Warsaw, and Odessa all on the brink of World War II. It is a story of treason, espionage, and heroics as several nations battle the fight for democracy against the fascist German Nazi regime. Join the spies responsible for the breaking news coming into the United States, and read a tale of espionage as could only be told by Alan Furst. Midnight in Europe will keep readers from putting the book down, as Furst describes the events that started the Second World War through the eyes of spies.
Cristian Ferrar leads a group of unlikely heroes who are set to take the world by storm. He and his make shift crew are tasked with uncovering intelligence to help the world fight back the terror that has been cause by Adolf Hitler, and his army of Nazi extremists. Midnight in Europe perfectly depicts the terror and anxiety felt by an entire continent on the brink of a devastating war. Alan Furst brings forward a new prospective to the story of a war that has been told thousands of times, and that is no easy task.
Readers of all ages can enjoy some of the historic references as told by Alan Furst. Of course it is a book that is marketed toward the suspense readers, but history buffs will also find a lot to take from Midnight in Europe. Midnight in Europe is part of a set of stories that have become known as The Night Soldiers. Alan Furst describes in stark detail the events that lead up to the invasion of France in 1940. Some readers explain that they did not fully understand the events of the Spanish Civil War, and what they had to do with World War II. The connection is made clear by Midnight in Europe, as the story is told through the eyes of a Spanish spy.
Alan Furst has a way of teaching history through fiction that not many authors are capable of. Some historic fiction authors tend to lose the importance of keeping real life events accurate in their fictitious portrayal of the events. Alan Furst delivers accurate information, and teaches his readers about the historic events that he passionately portrays in his writings. Midnight in Europe only adds to the claims that Alan Furst is the among the best historic fiction and war writers of modern times.