By (author) Alan Furst
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Dark Voyage by Alan Furst
Book DescriptionIn the first nineteen months of European war, from September 1939 to March of 1941, the island nation of Britain and her allies lost, to U-boat, air, and sea attack, to mines and maritime disaster, one thousand five hundred and ninety-six merchant vessels. It was the job of the Intelligence Division of the Royal Navy to stop it, and so, on the last day of April 1941 . . . May 1941. At four in the morning, a rust-streaked tramp freighter steams up the Tagus River to dock at the port of Lisbon. She is the "Santa Rosa," she flies the flag of neutral Spain and is in Lisbon to load cork oak, tinned sardines, and drums of cooking oil bound for the Baltic port of Malmo. But she is not the "Santa Rosa." She is the "Noordendam," a Dutch freighter. Under the command of Captain Eric DeHaan, she sails for the Intelligence Division of the British Royal Navy, and she will load detection equipment for a clandestine operation on the Swedish coast a secret mission, a dark voyage."A desperate voyage." One more battle in the spy wars that rage through the back alleys of the ports, from elegant hotels to abandoned piers, in lonely desert outposts, and in the souks and cafes of North Africa. A battle for survival, as the merchant ships die at sea and Britain the last opposition to Nazi German slowly begins to starve. "A voyage of flight," a voyage of fugitives for every soul aboard the "Noordendam." The Polish engineer, the Greek stowaway, the Jewish medical officer, the British spy, the Spaniards who fought Franco, the Germans who fought Hitler, the Dutch crew itself. There is no place for them in occupied France; they cannot go home. From Alan Furst whom "The New York Times" calls America s preeminent spy novelist here is an epic tale of war and espionage, of spies and fugitives, of love in secret hotel rooms, of courage in the face of impossible odds. "Dark Voyage" is taut with suspense and pounding with battle scenes; it is authentic, powerful, and brilliant. "From the Hardcover edition.""
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780812967968
Paperback / softback
(206mm x 137mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Random House Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alan Furst
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Alan Furst - hailed 'an addiction' by THE TIMES and 'in a class of his own' by William Boyd - returns with a thrilling new novel set during the tense build-up to World War II.
Spies of the Balkans, Paperback (June 2014)» View all books by Alan Furst
'One of the best novels of the year ... brilliant' ROBERT HARRIS. Reissued behind Alan Furst's new novel, MIDNIGHT IN EUROPE.
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Author Biography - Alan Furst
ALAN FURST is widely recognized as the master of the historical spy novel. He is the author of "Night Soldiers, Dark Star, The Polish Officer, The World at Night, Red Gold, Kingdom of Shadows, " and "Blood of Victory." Born in New York, he has lived for long periods in France, especially Paris. He now lives on Long Island, New York. "From the Hardcover edition."
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