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St. Florian isn't the classic British special agent with a stiff upper lip—he is a swashbuckling, whisky-drinking cynic and thrill-seeker who resents having to leave Vivien Leigh's bed to set out on his crucial mission. Despite these proclivities, though, Basil's Army superiors know he's the best man for the job, carrying out his espionage with enough charm and quick wit to make any of his subjects lower their guards.
Action-packed and bursting with WWII–era intrigue (much of which has basis in fact), Basil's War is a classic espionage thriller from Pulitzer Prize–winning critic, essayist, and bestselling novelist Stephen Hunter.
"An outstanding World War II spy thriller. Basil St. Florian was the James Bond of his time." ―Nelson DeMille, #1 New York Times-Bestselling Author
"A totally zippy read from start to finish. Just what I needed in these tense times." ―Madison Public Library
"Hunter adopts a breezy, boys’ adventure book style that complements Basil’s derring-do exploits." ―Publishers Weekly (Starred)