The year 1988 saw publication of Night Soldiers — inspired by his 1984 trip to Eastern Europe on assignment for Esquire — which invigorated his career and led to a succession of related titles. His output since 1988 includes a dozen works. Furst has been called "an heir to the tradition of Eric Ambler and Graham Greene ,  whom he cites along with Joseph Roth and Arthur Koestler as important influences.  He is especially noted for his successful evocations of Eastern European peoples and places during the period from 1933 to 1944. While all his historical espionage novels are loosely connected (protagonists in one book might appear as minor characters in another), only The World at Night and Red Gold share a common plot.
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