|Midnight in Europe by Alan Furst [M FURST]|
Backstory: The Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) fractured Spanish society and served as a ‘dress rehearsal’ for World War II. Fascist Italy and Germany supported the Nationalists while Communists, anarchists and democrats rallied to the Republican cause.
Paris, 1938: Spanish émigré and Republican sympathizer Christian Ferrer agrees to help the Republicans obtain weapons in their struggle. It leads him to a netherworld of arms dealers, spies, and those eager to profit from others’ misery. Justice does not prevail.