The Polish Officer, like Night Soldiers and Dark Star, is good for its picturesque detail and rich understanding of the deep ties and rivalries between European states during World War II. But what makes each of these novels excellent is the infusion of stories within stories, of the heroes among millions, who give to the inhuman scale of war a believable realism. In The Polish Officer, you find these stories in a seventeen-year-old Polish girl working at a wireless transmitter in a Paris warehouse. You find a gangly, bookish bomber pilot who unwittingly leads an attack to thwart the German landing at Dover. Furst is an amazing author and The Polish Officer is an awesome book.