Search Results: "Olen Steinhauer"


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ALL THE OLD KNIVES by Olen Steinhauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 10, 2015

"It's an understatement to say that nothing is as it seems, but even readers well-versed in espionage fiction will be pleasantly surprised by Steinhauer's plot twists and double backs."
Two American spies—one retired, one active—dance around what really happened five years earlier during a mission gone horribly wrong. Read full book review >

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AN AMERICAN SPY by Olen Steinhauer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 13, 2012

"Thickets of tricky conspiracies, swamps full of secret agendas: Reader, you're in le Carré-land, guided there unerringly by one of the best of the newer crop."
In Steinhauer's superb spy novel, Milo Weaver (The Nearest Exit, 2010, etc.), in from the cold, wants to stay that way, but no one will let him. Read full book review >

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LIBERATION MOVEMENTS by Olen Steinhauer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 28, 2006

"Cool and cerebral crime thriller, full of political nuance and bathed in irony."
In 1975, clashing cops investigate the explosion of a Turkish passenger plane. Read full book review >

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THE CAIRO AFFAIR by Olen Steinhauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 18, 2014

"Could easily dispense with a third of the pages in this le Carré wannabe."
In the new novel by the well-traveled Steinhauer (An American Spy, 2012, etc.), the death of an American diplomat in Hungary sets wheels spinning across North Africa. Read full book review >

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VICTORY SQUARE by Olen Steinhauer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Aug. 9, 2007

"A Kafka-like evocation that loses some of its chill when the research begins to show. Still, the first 200 pages are masterful."
In the almost brilliant conclusion of his ambitious Eastern European series (Liberation Movements, 2006, etc.), Steinhauer focuses on what happens to moral codes in a collapsing country. Read full book review >

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THE CONFESSION by Olen Steinhauer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 8, 2004

"Good enough to suggest comparison with Graham Greene: place the author in the forefront of contemporary suspense writers, and make your mouth occasionally go dry."
Postwar Eastern Europe chillingly evoked by a storyteller (Bridge of Sighs, 2003) who understands the relentless conjunction between character and suspense. Read full book review >

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THE TOURIST by Olen Steinhauer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: March 3, 2009

"A little too talky, a little too convoluted to rank among Steinhauer's very best. Still, only le Carré can make a spy as interesting."
In his latest thriller, Steinhauer (Victory Square, 2007, etc.) ventures into the darkest corners of the CIA and finds the place full of antiheroes. Read full book review >

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36 YALTA BOULEVARD by Olen Steinhauer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 13, 2005

"Steinhauer, who's done excellent work in two prior suspensers (The Confession, 2004, etc.), misses here: this time out, he confronts the reader with the formidable task of empathizing with an essentially colorless protagonist."
Eastern Europe in the late '60s: a dismal time, a dreary thriller. Read full book review >

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THE BRIDGE OF SIGHS by Olen Steinhauer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Feb. 1, 2003

"Time, place, and cast are all richly evoked in a well-written, often gripping debut."
It's 1948, and Emil Brod, newly graduated from the police academy at 22, is posted as a homicide cop to the People's Militia—a department that's as dysfunctional as pretty much everything else in Emil's unnamed little war-torn country. Read full book review >

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THE NEAREST EXIT by Olen Steinhauer
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: May 11, 2010

"Excessively complicated, but it's a Steinhauer (The Tourist, 2009, etc.), which means it's good all the same."
Proving there's still juice in the le Carré formula, still another spy comes in from the cold. Read full book review >

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BEVERLY HILLS ADJACENT by Jennifer Steinhauer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 12, 2009

"Not very good."
A debut novel about the TV industry during pilot season. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 27, 2012

"A nice takedown, particularly in its acknowledgement that the deck is always stacked against 'participants in a vast experiment' of the deregulated marketplace—namely, the little guys."
Dishy dirt on the "financialization" of American life and the hordes of carrion-pickers who swarm us in the hope of lifting still more dollars from our pockets. Read full book review >