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The World at Night: 05/15/11
I am terrible at following series or sometimes even knowing that a book is part of a series. In the case of Alan Furst, I've read three books now out of his "Night Soldiers" series and until I looked Furst up on GoodReads tonight I didn't even know they were part of a series! Take my cluelessness as a compliment; I love it when books can stand alone and be good self-contained stories.
The World at Night is set in Paris right before and later during the occupation by Nazi Germany. The main character, who reappears in Red Gold (a book now on my wishlist) is a film producer persuaded into spying. His film company can travel where others no longer can.
As an ex-film major I found the film connection fascinating. It also felt real. The book fits well with To Be or Not to Be (the original version of the film) and Our Man in Havana by Graham Greene (or the film directed by Carol Reed).