The Foreign Correspondent

The Foreign Correspondent

A Novel

Large Print - 2006
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Paris, a winter night in 1938: a murder/suicide at a discreet lovers' hotel. But this is no romantic tragedy--it is the work of the OVRA, Mussolini's fascist secret police, and is meant to eliminate the editor of Liberazione, a clandestine émigré newspaper. Carlo Weisz, a foreign correspondent with the Reuters bureau, becomes the new editor. Weisz is, at that moment, in Spain, reporting on the last campaign of the Spanish civil war. But as soon as he returns to Paris, he is pursued by the French Sûreté, by agents of the OVRA, and by officers of the British Secret Intelligence Service. In the desperate politics of Europe on the edge of war, a foreign correspondent is a pawn, worth surveillance, or blackmail, or murder.
Publisher: Waterville, ME : Thorndike Press, 2006
Edition: LARGE PRINT ED
ISBN: 9780786289080
0786289082
Characteristics: 449 p. ; 24 cm

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harrissusanc
Sep 22, 2018

Carlo Weisz, journalist in Paris in 1938, is charged with getting into print the infiltration of Nazis into Italy’s rank and file governments. The atmosphere is classic resistance inter war with unknowns appearing and disappearing, brief disjointed incidents occurring on top of cover, urgency of mistress. Reminds me of Modiano without the literary tour de force, but lots of entertaining history.

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looper46
Dec 13, 2017

have been a Furst fan forever, but some how neglected to comment...Great read, but you should have some knowledge of Europe pre-WWII to really e njoy it.

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storyteller26
Jul 21, 2010

"I haven't found any other WWII noir novels, Furst seems to have invented a genre all his own."

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