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by Alan Furst | Read by Daniel Gerroll

Narrator Daniel Gerroll dials in Furst's atmospheric Paris wrapped in the ominous events of impending war, as well as the determined normality of its citizens. The story revolves around the cause of procuring and delivering arms for the Spanish Republic. With Gerroll's elegant suggestions of accents and varied speech patterns, the characters are clear to listeners and come alive in rich layers. Christián Ferrar, an attorney with a prestigious firm with international connections, has a useful cover that allows him access and influence as he aids the Spanish cause during 1938. As spies, generals, police officers, and merchant seamen come onstage, listeners benefit from Gerroll's knowledge and experience with Furst's other works. A sophisticated performance—outstanding in all respects. R.F.W. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine