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Blood of Victory A Novel (Paperback)

Author:  Alan Furst
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0812968727
ISBN-13: 9780812968729
Sku: 33779163
Publish Date: 5/1/2003
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8H x 5L x 0.5T
Pages:  272
Age Range:  NA
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On 24 November, 1940, the first light of dawn found the Bulgarian ore freighter Svistov pounding through the Black Sea swells, a long night's journey from Odessa and bound for Istanbul. The writer I. A. Serebin, sleepless as always, left his cabin and stood at the rail, searched the horizon for a sign of the Turkish coast, found only a blood red streak in the eastern sky. (from the first line)
In 1940, Russian TmigrT journalist I. A. Serebin is recruited by the British secret service to take part in a desperate operation to prevent Hitlers conquest of Europe by stopping the export of Romanian oil to Germany. By the author of Kingdom of Shadows. Reprint. 100,000 first printing. *Author: Furst, Alan *Subtitle: A Novel *Publication Date: 2003/05/01 *Number of Pages: 246 *Binding Type: Paperback *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.00 *Height: 8.00
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In the autumn of 1940, Russian émigré journalist I. A. Serebin is recruited in Istanbul by an agent of the British secret services for a clandestine operation to stop German importation of Romanian oil-a last desperate attempt to block Hitler's conquest of Europe. Serebin's race against time begins in Bucharest and leads him to Paris, the Black Sea, Beirut, and, finally, Belgrade; his task is to attack the oil barges that fuel German tanks and airplanes. Blood of Victory is a novel with the heart-pounding suspense, extraordinary historical accuracy, and narrative immediacy we have come to expect from Alan Furst.
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In 1940, as Hitler's troops are marching into Paris, a writer named Serebin finds himself in Istanbul, where he is beginning to realize that, despite his fervent hopes, the world really has become a different place. Hooking up with a Hungarian secret agent, Serebin goes to work for the Allies trying to disrupt German supply lines--an eminently dangerous task to begin with, but his assignment is one that previous agents have tried and failed to complete....
Author Bio
Alan Furst
The author has been a European correspondent for several periodicals and has written extensively on espionage activities of the 1930s and 1940s. He lives in Sag Harbor, New York.

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Literary Review
"[S]o pungently described...that you wonder sometimes if the book should be bottled instead of pinned between covers....Fiction to engage the heart and mind." - Philip Oakes October 2002

New Yorker
"As usual, Furst adheres strictly to the rules of the genre....But his debts to convention work in his favor. Densely atmospheric and genuinely romantic...." 09/16/2002

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Product attributePublisher:   Random House Trade
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