Naughtie’s thrilling love letter to Paris

James Naughtie’s new spy thriller, Paris Spring (Head of Zeus), has impressed Allan Massie in The Scotsman — partly because it gets the city spot on:

“Setting is essential to any novel of adventure, and this one is enriched by Naughtie’s knowledge of Paris and his ability to evoke the feel and atmosphere of the city. If you know Paris, you will delight in following [the hero’s] movements about the city. If you don’t, then I suggest that your enjoyment of the novel will be enhanced if you read it with a street-map of Paris to hand. It can indeed also be read as a love-letter addressed to Paris.”


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