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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Inc
Publication date June 12, 2012
Pages 255
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781400069484
ISBN-10 1400069483
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.06 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $27.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: It is the late summer of 1938, Europe is about to explode, the Hollywood film star Fredric Stahl is on his way to Paris to make a movie for Paramount France. The Nazis know he’s coming—a secret bureau within the Reich Foreign Ministry has for years been waging political warfare against France, using bribery, intimidation, and corrupt newspapers to weaken French morale and degrade France’s will to defend herself.
 
For their purposes, Fredric Stahl is a perfect agent of influence, and they attack him. What they don’t know is that Stahl, horrified by the Nazi war on Jews and intellectuals, has become part of an informal spy service being run out of the American embassy in Paris.
 
From Alan Furst, the bestselling author, often praised as the best spy novelist ever, comes a novel that’s truly hard to put down. Mission to Paris includes beautifully drawn scenes of romance and intimacy, and the novel is alive with extraordinary characters: the German Baroness von Reschke, a famous hostess deeply involved in Nazi clandestine operations; the assassins Herbert and Lothar; the Russian film actress and spy Olga Orlova; the Hungarian diplomat and spy, Count Janos Polanyi; along with the French cast of Stahl’s movie, German film producers, and the magnetic women in Stahl’s life, the socialite Kiki de Saint-Ange and the émigré Renate Steiner.
 
But always at the center of the novel is the city of Paris, the heart and soul of Europe—its alleys and bistros, hotels grand and anonymous, and the Parisians, living every night as though it was their last. As always, Alan Furst brings to life both a dark time in history and the passion of the human hearts that fought to survive it.

Advance praise for Mission to Paris
 
“The writing in Mission to Paris, sentence after sentence, page after page, is dazzling. If you are a John le Carré fan, this is definitely a novel for you.”—James Patterson
 
“I am a huge fan of Alan Furst. Furst is the best in the business—the most talented espionage novelist of our generation.”—Vince Flynn
 
Praise for Alan Furst
 
“Unfolds like a vivid dream . . . One couldn’t ask for a more engrossing novel.”—The Wall Street Journal, about Spies of the Balkans
 
“Though set in a specific place and time, Furst’s books are like Chopin’s nocturnes: timeless, transcendent, universal. One does not so much read them as fall under their spell.”—Los Angeles Times, about The Spies of Warsaw
 
“Alan Furst’s novels swing a beam into the shadows at the edges of the great events leading to World War II. Readers come knowing he’ll deliver effortless narrative.”—USA Today, about The Foreign Correspondent
 
“Positively bristles with plot, characters and atmosphere . . . Dark Voyage has the ingredients of several genres—the mystery, the historical novel, the espionage thriller, the romance—but it rises above all of them.”—The Washington Post, about Dark Voyage
 
“No other espionage writer touches [Furst’s] stylish forays into Budapest and Berlin, Moscow and Paris. No other writer today captures so well the terror and absurdity of the spy, the shabby tension and ennui of émigré communities at the time. His characters are hopeless, lethal, charming. His voice is, above all, knowing.”—Boston Sunday Globe, about Blood of Victory

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780297863922 Book cover for 9781400069484 Book cover for 9781410449030
 
Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (July 5, 2012)
9781410449030 | details & prices | 443 pages | 5.75 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $34.99
About: A New York Times Bestselling Author -- In the late summer of 1938, with Europe about to explode, Hollywood film star Frederic Stahl travels to Paris to make a movie for Paramount France.
from Orion Pub Co (June 14, 2012)
9780297863922 | details & prices | 255 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $32.50
The price comparison is for this edition
from Random House Inc (June 12, 2012)
9781400069484 | details & prices | 255 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.06 lbs | List price $27.00
About: It is the late summer of 1938, Europe is about to explode, the Hollywood film star Fredric Stahl is on his way to Paris to make a movie for Paramount France.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780812981827
 
from Random House Inc (June 4, 2013)
9780812981827 | details & prices | 255 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.48 lbs | List price $16.00
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781442349087
 
With Daniel Gerroll (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Simon & Schuster (June 12, 2012)
9781442349087 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.38 lbs | List price $29.99
About: From the New York Times bestselling author and the “modern-day master of the genre” (New York Newsday) comes a gripping novel of espionage and deception in 1938 pre-war Paris.

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