Publication: New York: Random House, 2008,
First edition. Signed by the author on the title page. Fine in dust jacket. One autumn evening in 1937, a German engineer arrives at the Warsaw railway station. Tonight, he plans to be with his Polish mistress; tomorrow, at a workers' bar in the city's factory district to meet with the military attache from the French embassy. Information will be exchanged for money. War is coming to Europe. French and German intelligence operatives are locked in a life-and-death struggle on the espionage battlefield. At the French embassy, the new military attache, Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier, a decorated hero of the 1914 war, is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal, and intrigue. At the same time, the handsome aristocrat finds himself in a passionate love affair with a Parisian woman of Polish heritage. Colonel Mercier must work in the shadows, amid an extraordinary cast of corrupt and dangerous characters.
Inventory Number: 46924