Mission to Paris (Furst)

A good old-fashioned spy story that focuses on an actor, Frederic Stahl, who gets mixed up with the Gestapo just prior to the German invasion of France. I liked the pace of this book. There was action, but our hero is an actor, not a man with a gun and a lot of witticisms. He has to balance the need to finish the film and his increasingly complex sense of duty. And, appropriately, his acting skills help him through some of his most challenging times (though, strangely, he succeeds with one task with very little commentary or description from Furst).

This read like a movie, something of the noir variety. I could see the people and the places. The main characters, especially the women, are fully realized and interesting. There is a quiet tension throughout the story. Good stuff.

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