By the Sunday Times best-selling author of Longbourne.
Paris, 1939: The pavement rumbles with the footfalls of Nazi soldiers marching along the Champs Elysees. A young writer, recently arrived from Ireland to make his mark, smokes one last cigarette with his lover before the city they know is torn apart. Soon he will put his own life and the lives of his loved ones in mortal danger by joining the Resistance....
Spies, artists, deprivation, danger and passion: this is a story of life at the edges of human experience and of how one man came to translate it all into art.