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by Furst, Alan

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TitleSpies of the Balkans
Author / Responsible partyFurst, Alan
GenreDetective and mystery fiction, Spy stories.
TopicsDetective and mystery fiction, Spy stories. Greece -- History -- 1917-1944 -- Fiction. Thessalonike (Greece) -- Fiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


Greece, 1940. In the port city of Salonika, with its wharves and brothels, dark alleys and Turkish mansions, a tense political drama is being played out. As Adolf Hitler plans to invade the Balkans, spies begin to circle--and Costa Zannis, a senior police official, must deal with them all. He is soon in the game, working to secure an escape route for fugitives from Nazi Berlin that is protected by German lawyers, Balkan detectives, and Hungarian gangsters--and hunted by the Gestapo. Meanwhile, as war threatens, the erotic life of the city grows passionate. For Zannis, that means a British expatriate who owns the local ballet academy, a woman from the dark side of Salonika society, and the wife of a shipping magnate. With extraordinary historical detail and a superb cast of characters, Spies of the Balkans is a stunning novel about a man who risks everything to fight back against the world's evil.

Additional Information

System control numberS13470
Original Print PublisherGreat Britain:Orion Publshing,2010
NarratorNarrated by Jim Malcolm and recorded by Liz Barrell.
Narrator NameNarrated by Jim Malcolm and recorded by Liz Barrell.
Participant or performer noteNarrated by Jim Malcolm and recorded by Liz Barrell.
Narrators GenderMale narrator