Books Spies of the Balkans by Alan Furst Hardcover, 268 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $26 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleSpies of the BalkansAuthorAlan Furst Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Other editions available for purchase: Paperback, 268 pages, Random House Inc, $15, published June 14 2011 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleSpies of the BalkansAuthorAlan Furst Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Genres: Mysteries, Thrillers & Crime Historical Fiction Literary Fiction Fiction Also by Alan Furst The Foreign Correspondent Night Soldiers Midnight in Europe Mission To Paris The Spies Of Warsaw See More Books Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Spies of the Balkans Opinion New In Paperback Striking Stories: Celebrity Stalkers, Espionage And A Global Scourge June 16, 2011 Jane Smiley, Carl Hiaasen, James Lee Burke and Alan Furst all return with novels in which the characters gradually awaken to the toxicity of their choices, while in nonfiction, Sonia Shah looks at how malaria has ruled humankind for 500,000 years. Alan Furst's works include Night Soldiers, Blood of Victory and The Foreign Correspondent. hide caption toggle caption Review Book Reviews Signature Suspense In Furst's 'Spies Of The Balkans' June 15, 2010 Alan Furst's latest World War II thriller is packed with convincing details and heart-pounding plot. Furst draws readers into the world of a Macedonian police detective seized by a conviction to undermine the coming Nazi rule by helping one Jewish fugitive at a time.