Thursday, July 30, 2009

Blog Tour: The Spies of Warsaw by Alan Furst w/ Giveaway!

Pump Up Your Book Promotion Virtual Tour

Description: An autumn evening in 1937. A German engineer arrives at the Warsaw railway station. Tonight, he will be with his Polish mistress; tomorrow, at a workers’ bar in the city’s factory district, he will meet with the military attaché from the French embassy. Information will be exchanged for money. So begins The Spies of Warsaw, the brilliant new novel by Alan Furst, lauded by The New York Times as “America’s preeminent spy novelist.”

War is coming to Europe. French and German intelligence operatives are locked in a life-and-death struggle on the espionage battlefield. At the French embassy, the new military attaché, Colonel Jean-Francois Mercier, a decorated hero of the 1914 war, is drawn into a world of abduction, betrayal, and intrigue in the diplomatic salons and back alleys of Warsaw. At the same time, the handsome aristocrat finds himself in a passionate love affair with a Parisian woman of Polish heritage, a lawyer for the League of Nations.

Colonel Mercier must work in the shadows, amid an extraordinary cast of venal and dangerous characters–Colonel Anton Vyborg of Polish military intelligence; the mysterious and sophisticated Dr. Lapp, senior German Abwehr officer in Warsaw; Malka and Viktor Rozen, at work for the Russian secret service; and Mercier’s brutal and vindictive opponent, Major August Voss of SS counterintelligence. And there are many more, some known to Mercier as spies, some never to be revealed.

About the Author:
Alan Furst is widely recognized as the master of the historical spy novel. Now translated into seventeen languages, he is the bestselling author of Night Soldiers, Dark Star, The Polish Officer, The World at Night, Red Gold, Kingdom of Shadows, Blood of Victory, Dark Voyage, and The Foreign Correspondent. Born in New York, he now lives in Paris and on Long Island. You can visit his website at

The publishers are allowing me to giveaway one (1) copy of The Spies of Warsaw!

USA Only

Please leave a comment, along with your email address.

Deadline to enter is August 17th, Winner announced August 18th.


  1. This looks fantastic .... I am bummed I missed out on this tour. Please include me for the giveaway! :)

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  2. This sounds like my kind of book. One of the best books I remember from my childhood had to do with Warsaw. Please count me in. Thank you!

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  3. This looks great! Count me in!

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  4. This is an awesome giveaway, my grandmother was from Poland.
    I would love to win this book.

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  5. Sounds awesome.

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  6. This looks interesting! Please enter me!

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  7. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. I am enthralled with this story, the era and family originally was from Poland.saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  8. this book looks so great. Thanks for sharing it.

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  9. Sounds like an interesting story. Would love to read it. Count me in! :0)

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  10. Please include me in your giveaway.

  11. Please include me, thanks!


  12. I'd love to win. :)


  13. I love historical fiction, and this sounds great!

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  14. Thanks so much for the giveaway -- I have read some really good reviews for this book!
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  15. I have been seeing this book everywhere and would love to read it. Thanks for enterine me.

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  17. I'd love to read this :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

  18. This book souns very exciting!

    Thank you! (I love all the Eeyore references!)


  19. Sounds like a great read! Please enter me to win a copy.


  20. Looks intriguing. Please count me in. Thanks!

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