This time most of the action is in Greece, an unusual locale for WWII thrillers, which makes it all the more interesting. Furst's intelligent, realistic approach to espionage at its best.
I have read most of his books--some on audible and some "regular" reading. This is his best in a long time. His books are not thrillers in the customary sense. They are more about people caught up in unalterable events out of their control and not of their making and how they deal it with as the situation evolves. If you want more straight mystery thriller type, look elsewhere. This one did have a large element of "how will this all turn out" to it. Elegantly written and the narration went well with the book. Highly reccommended.
I l oved this book - the characters really came alive and helped me understand life in Greece and the Balkans before and early into WWII - the story covered so many of the problems that the war created and Costos and his family and even his dog were very real. The narrator was great. The role of the British and their spies added another dimension as well as the escape line for Berlin's jews.
Audiobooks should consider giving this narrator more titles to read, as he excels at every aspect of interpretation that this wonderful historical novel calls for, including the voices of the many characters and the pronunciation of names, places, and foreign-language phrases.