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In the autumn of 1940, Russian émigré journalist I. A. Serebin is recruited in Istanbul by an agent of the British secret services for a clandestine operation to stop German importation of Romanian oil—a last desperate attempt to block Hitler’s conquest of Europe. Serebin’s race against time begins in Bucharest and leads him to Paris, the Black Sea, Beirut, and, finally, Belgrade; his task is to attack the oil barges that fuel German tanks and airplanes. Blood of Victory has all the heart-pounding suspense, extraordinary historical accuracy, and narrative immediacy we have come to expect from Alan Furst. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “Furst’s achievement is a moral one, producing a powerful testament to fiction’s ability to re-create the experience of others, and why it is so deeply important to do so.” 

    New York Times Book Review

  • “[Furst] glides gracefully into an urbane pre–World War II Europe and describes that milieu with superb precision.”  

    New York Times

  • “Densely atmospheric and genuinely romantic, [Blood Victory] is most reminiscent of the Hollywood films of the forties, when moral choices were rendered not in black-and-white but in smoky shades of gray.” 

    New Yorker

  • “Furst’s spy work is some of the best around.” 

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Anne | 5/30/2011

    " Poetic WW2 spy novel, starring a Russian expat writer in Istanbul, Bucharest, and Paris. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lisadlh | 1/29/2011

    " Enjoyable enough but seemed to end with a bit of whimper. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kate | 9/10/2010

    " A very enjoyable read. The protagonist, a Russian journalist named Serebin, is very appealing and the subject matter (the "blood of victory" is oil) seems particularly timely. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jerry | 8/20/2010

    " Not as good as Spys of Warsaw, but still a good read. "

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