Andre Szara is a journalist working for Pravda in 1937 but with war imminent, he is co-opted to join the Soviet secret intelligence agency. When he is sent to retrieve a battered briefcase he is drawn into ever more complex intrigues.
For Eric DeHaan, captain of the Dutch tramp freighter Noordenam, life at sea has always been his great, but not his only, love affair. Recruited by Dutch navel intelligence while in the port of Tangier, DeHaan steers his ship, disguised as a neutral Spanish freighter, through a series of secret missions for British naval interests.
THE FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT
This is the story of Carlo Weisz and a handful of antifascists. They are the army officer who fights for a lost cause in Spain, the shrewd leader of a resistance group in Paris, and the woman who becomes the love of Weisz's life, herself involved in a doomed resistance underground in Berlin.
KINGDOM OF SHADOWS
Nicholas Morath works in a Paris advertising agency. In 1938, with the growth of fascism, Nicholas undertakes several missions for his uncle, a diplomat, as part of a complex plan to oppose the Nazis in eastern Europe.
During the Occupation of France film producer and spy Jean Casson was forced to flee Paris. Now, with a new identity, he is back, determined to stay out of trouble. As the war drags on he inevitably drifts back into the dangerous world of resistance and espionage.
SPIES OF THE BALKANS
Costa Zannis is the dashing chief detective of Salonika in 1940. He becomes involved in an audacious plot - smuggling Jews to Istanbul, through the back door of Europe. The British hear he can penetrate the continent's closed borders, and he is soon embroiled in the resistance, and in a reckless love affair that could jeopardise everything.