A strong 3 1/2 stars. A different kind of pace for Furst in this one. A more cerebral, nonchalant hero. Nicolas is quite a different hero than what Furst has usually. This is an aristocrat, an Hungarian count, that is caught in the spying game almost by boredom and family loyalty at first. Gets terribly frighten and then well.. becomes a reluctant hero. The style is subdue, all in shades of grey. Different from The Polish Officer, different from Blood of Victory or even the more intellectual hero of Spies of Warsaw. It's a enjoyable change of pace.