Saturday, April 01, 2006

Sometimes, good things want to stay

I am currently reading Alan Furst's early book, the Polish Officer. As usual there is a person in a rather dangerous World War 2 locale in dire straits. In this case, we have a Polish military intelligence officer working in the early years of the war as a Resistence officer. As usual with Furst, the detail is excellent, whether it is the dispatching of a traitor, evading notice of the Romanian, Russian and German secret police, or trying to get a little play in an occupied city.

I was asking Steve just the other day when Furst was going to pop out another and I see via the Post, that he has one coming out in May. Amazon has no info, but the Post tells us this:

It's Paris 1939, and the editor of an anti-fascist newspaper is found in a hotel bed -- alongside a French politician's wife -- murdered by the long hand of Mussolini.


If you like books at all, the Post article is going to give you a Woodrow, as it is six pages of upcoming books. Remember Sebastian Junger? Well check this one out:

A Death in Belmont , by Sebastian Junger (Norton, April). In the quiet suburb of Belmont, Mass., a gruesome murder takes place, and its bizarre M.O. fits the pattern of the Boston Strangler. The man under suspicion is a carpenter in the author's home.

And there are about a zillion books about the Bush administration, pro and con, American power and how it is alternatively destroying or saving the world and how both conservatives and liberals are hellspawn.

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