I’ve enjoyed all of Furst’s world war 2 spy novels. As in most of the others this one is the story of an accidental spy, a movie actor Fredric Stahl, formerly Franz Stalker of Vienna, but now a Hollywood leading man. During filming of a movie in Paris he is pressured by French aristocratic fascists and by the German political warfare group to propagandize on behalf of Nazism, on the very eve of the German attack on Belgium and France. He’s having none of it and is soon drawn into the world of espionage. There’s plenty of suspense and intrigue, sexual dalliance, and true love. As always, the characters are clearly drawn and the story moves forward while giving you a clear sense of the impending disastrous war that would engulf the world.