This was a great "cold war" period piece. There were a variety of great characters who were all interesting and complex. The plot was full of twists and turns and never predictable.
I loved Fiedler who was the intellectual East German counter intelligence man who was the counterpart of the English agent Leamas.
The book was very much dialog. I loved the hunting lodge conversations.
This book was made into a very good movie starring Richard Burton in 1965.
The book was written in 1963 but is just as relavant today as then. The reader will long for the era when communications took days instead of seconds.
Mission to Paris takes place in pre-WWII Europe. The reader is treated to wonderful descriptions of Paris and Berlin as Europe is on the brink of war. The historical events of the day are accurate and in context.
The story itself starts strong but then seems rushed to conclude.
Yes! It was a fun read throughout although the ending was silly.
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