Spies of the Balkans

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This is the third of the Alan Furst novels that I have read , Spies of the Balkans. This is as intriguing as the previous ones with a flavour of the intrigue that is the essence of WWII spy novels. This one is set in Salonika and has as its backdrop the imminent invasion of Greece by the German army. The central character a policeman becomes embroiled with spies form both sides of the conflict. He moves between theses competing interests with some degree of flexibility which is afforded to him by his unique position in the police department.

Ultimately he becomes entangled with moving persecuted Jews from Germany, a sort of hidden escape path. Like the previous novels there is the obligatory path into Paris and the brassiere that features in all of the novels. I look forward to reading more of this.

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