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Summary

Paris in 1968 - seething with revolutionaries and spies - sees Will Flemyng's world turned upside down after a mysterious encounter on the metro and a chance revelation from a rival operative.

In a city alive with talk of revolution, Will finds himself in the thick of the action. But now he gets news that threatens the closest and most complicated relationship in his life -the one with his younger brother.

©2016 James Naughtie (P)2016 W F Howes Ltd

Critic reviews

"A cerebral and gripping thriller...fuses the entwined professions of politics and espionage." ( The Herald)
"Echoes of John Buchan and John le Carré." ( Sunday Times on The Madness of July)

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A real thriller set in heated political times - characters well drawn out and the story riveting - even though I did lose concentration once or twice through the convoluted story.
Very like John le Carres early works.
I would recommend this story.

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  • M.
  • 15-09-16

Lost in the myriad of characters

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

I don't know.

Has Paris Spring put you off other books in this genre?

Not in this genre but by this author.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

He is a great news reader but his monotone delivery made me want to stop and not bother.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment as I expected a lot from this author.

Any additional comments?

I got lost in the myriad of characters and thought it may have got clearer as the story moved on but it never did.

3 of 4 people found this review helpful