The World at Night (Night Soldiers #4)

by Alan Furst

Paris,1940.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.07 out of 5
  • Published January 8th 2002 by Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Original Title: The World at Night
  • ISBN: 0375758585 (ISBN13: 9780375758584)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Series: Night Soldiers #4
  • Jean Casson #1
  • Characters: Jean Casson

Paris, 1940. The civilized, upper-class life of film producer Jean Casson is derailed by the German occupation of Paris, but Casson learns that with enough money, compromise, and connections, one need not deny oneself the pleasures of Parisian life. Somewhere inside Casson, though, is a stubborn romantic streak. When he’s offered the chance to take part in an operation of the British secret service, this idealism gives him the courage to say yes. A simple mission, but it goes wrong, and Casson realizes he must gamble everything—his career, the woman he loves, life itself. Here is a brilliant re-creation of France—its spirit in the moment of defeat, its valor in the moment of rebirth.