Night Soldiers: Alan Furst

Furst’s first. Novel that is. I’m on a debut novel binge, this one quite old.

It’s overly long, many more connecting threads are needed to make it make sense, but the seeds of his future work are all here.

Good read.

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The Expats: Chris Pavone

Mm, mm, good! A spy thriller in the best tradition of Le Carre and Steinhauer. The tension and plot is almost entirely psychological, with multiple layers of deceit and lying among the characters. There is very little violence and weapons appear only rarely, but the pace and tension crackles.