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A Long Night in Paris: The must-read thriller from the new master of spy fiction

A Long Night in Paris: The must-read thriller from the new master of spy fiction (Hardback)

By Alfon, Dov

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Homeland meets Pierre Lemaitre's Alex as Chinese gangsters and Israeli intelligence face off in Paris

ISBN 9780857058799
Barcode 9780857058799
Published 24 January 2019 by Quercus Publishing Plc
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780857058799
ISBN-10 0857058797
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
Imprint MacLehose Press
Publication Date 24 January 2019
International Publication Date 10 January 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Alfon, Dov
Category General & Literary Fiction
Espionage & Spy Thriller Fiction
Number of Pages 432
Dimensions Width: 159mm
Height: 242mm
Spine: 40mm
Weight 684g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Israelis - Fiction - France - Paris, Chinese - Fiction - France - Paris
NBS Text Crime, Thriller & Adventure
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 892.437
Catalogue Code 952239

Description of this Book

When one Israeli citizen disappears from Charles de Gaulle airport with a woman in a red dress you can put it down to youthful indiscretion. When a second from the same flight is disappeared from his hotel room by a girl with a gun, you might just have a diplomatic crisis on your hands. Enter Colonel Abadi, just appointed head of the special branch of Unit 8200, Israel's most secretive intelligence service. His only allies are his deputy back in Israel, the dazzling and hot-headed Lieutenant Orianna Talmor, and a hungover detective hung out to dry by his superiors. Together they face a squad of ruthless Chinese commandos who have no qualms about leaving Paris littered with bodies. It could be a long night.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review An amazing achievement... This thriller captures the zeitgeist with enormous power . . . Equal parts suspense and entertainment, you simply can't put it down. -- Ilan Lukatch * Radio Tel-Aviv. * Best read... Alfon knows so much about the ways the Israeli intelligence corps work that it adds a lot to the enjoyment of the book... His characters are great, and the plot is full of suspense and very fast-paced. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. -- Adi Shtamberger * Jerusalem Post. * Dov Alfon has written a first-class thriller, utterly knowing, richly detailed and rigorously researched . . . A wonderful book, riveting and ingenious. I couldn't put it down till the final twist. -- Gal Perl * Al-Hakavenet. * If you want to sleep during your flight, do *not* buy this thriller at the airport! The pages fly by themselves and prey on my thoughts long after I landed. -- Haim Hecht * Radio Kol-Rega. * The best Israeli thriller ever written. -- Meira Barnea-Argaman * TV Channel 2. * Best novel of the year... John Le-Carre and scores of Mossad agents can happily retire and leave room for Dov Alfon and his Unit 8200 wizards, who change the shape of espionage thrillers with enormous talent, depth and intensity. A masterpiece. -- Shay Golden * Makor Rishon. * Thriller of the year... I'm in love with this duo of intelligence officers, they'll never let me down. -- Galit Dahan-Carlibach * NRG. * Alfon breaks the limits of previous generation thrillers and creates the 21st century spy novel, sleek, highly political, funny, romantic and unforgettable. -- Talma Admon * Maariv. * I can't remember any previous Israeli thriller so brilliant, lean and sleek . . . A novel for our post-truth times, totally believable and impossible to put down. -- Aharon Lapidot * Israel Hayom. * Alfon takes over from John Le Carre and the old masters of the spy novel. -- Guy Horowitz * Haaretz. *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Dov Alfon, brought up in Paris and Tel Aviv, is a former intelligence officer of Unit 8200, the most secretive arm of the Israeli Defence Forces. He was editor in chief of Israel's most influential newspaper, Haaretz, and chief editor of the leading publishing house Kinneret-Zmora. A Long Night In Paris, published in Israel to rave reviews, topped the best seller charts for 24 weeks. His previous projects have been called fantastically creative by the Guardian, revolutionary by The Paris Review and incredibly inspiring by The New Yorker. This is his first work of fiction.

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