Review of “A Hero of France”


“A Hero of France” eBook was published in 2016 and was written by Alan Furst ( Mr. Furst has published 15 novels.

I received a galley of this novel for review through I categorize this novel as ‘PG’ because it contains scenes of Violence and Mature Situations. The story is set in and around Paris during World War II. The primary character is Mathieu, leader of a resistance cell that is working to get downed RAF flyers back home so that they can continue their fight against the Germans.

The story is set in 1941 when the British stood alone against the Germany. As British planes are shot down over Europe, Mathieu and other brave Frenchmen risk their lives to convey the airmen back home. At this time the efforts to catch the French was mainly left in the hands of the Vichy French police. As hostilities draw on, Germany steps up the effort to discover the clandestine French Resistance cells. This novel tells the story of Mathieu along with some of the men and women that work with him.

I enjoyed the nearly 7 hours I spent reading this 256 page World War II Spy Thriller. I had not read much about this time period of the war in France, so I did find it interesting. Furst does a good job of writing this Thriller. I give this novel a 4 out of 5.

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