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The Cairo Affair

By Olen Steinhauer

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Format: Paperback, 448 pages
Published In: United States, 01 January 2015
AN INDIE NEXT PICKA "BOOKLIST" BEST BOOK OF THE YEARA "CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR" BEST BOOK OF THE MONTHAN AMAZON BEST BOOK OF THE MONTHA "POPSUGAR" BEST BOOK OF THE MONTHSophie Kohl is living a nightmare. Minutes after she confesses to her husband, a mid-level American diplomat in Hungary, that she had an affair while they were in Cairo, he is shot and killed.Stan Bertolli, a Cairo-based CIA agent, has fielded his share of midnight calls. But his heart skips a beat when, this time, he hears the voice of the only woman he ever truly loved ask why her husband has been assassinated.Omar Halawi has worked in Egyptian intelligence for years, and he knows how to play the game. But the murder of a diplomat in Hungary has ripples all the way to Cairo, and Omar must follow the fallout wherever it leads.As these players converge on Cairo, Olen Steinhauer masterfully unveils a portrait of a marriage, a jigsaw puzzle of loyalty and betrayal, against a dangerous world of political games where allegiances are never clear and outcomes are never guaranteed.

About the Author

OLEN STEINHAUER, the New York Times bestselling author of ten previous novels including The Tourist, is a Dashiell Hammett Award winner, a two-time Edgar award finalist, and has also been shortlisted for the Anthony, the Macavity, the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, and the Barry awards. Raised in Virginia, he lives in New York and Budapest, Hungary. Visit OlenSteinhauer.com.

Reviews

"Elaborate, sophisticated...A long, twisty road full of cleverly placed potholes and unexpected turns...Mr. Steinhauer draws his spies as flesh-and-blood characters in whom his readers invest both attention and emotion." --Janet Maslin, The New York Times"A stunning stand-alone that is as emotionally rich as it is layered with intrigue." --Booklist (starred review)"A genuine page turner--cleverly conceived and intricately plotted. Steinhauer juggles political and personal loyalties with a master storyteller's sleight of hand." --Joseph Kanon"The Cairo Affair is the espionage novel at its best, packed with betrayals, double-crosses, hidden agendas, moral conflicts, international relations, and even a delectable double-entendre of a title." --Chris Pavone Elaborate, sophisticated A long, twisty road full of cleverly placed potholes and unexpected turns Mr. Steinhauer draws his spies as flesh-and-blood characters in whom his readers invest both attention and emotion. "Janet Maslin, The New York Times" A stunning stand-alone that is as emotionally rich as it is layered with intrigue. "Booklist (starred review)" A genuine page turner--cleverly conceived and intricately plotted. Steinhauer juggles political and personal loyalties with a master storyteller's sleight of hand. "Joseph Kanon" "The Cairo Affair" is the espionage novel at its best, packed with betrayals, double-crosses, hidden agendas, moral conflicts, international relations, and even a delectable double-entendre of a title. "Chris Pavone"" "One of the hottest names in spy fiction today . . . Entertaining."--"USA Today""Elaborate, sophisticated . . . A long, twisty road full of cleverly placed potholes and unexpected turns . . . Mr. Steinhauer draws his spies as flesh-and-blood characters in whom his readers invest both attention and emotion."--Janet Maslin, "The New York Times""Perfect."--"The Saturday Evening Post""A stunning stand-alone that is as emotionally rich as it is layered with intrigue . . . It has become de rigeur to compare Steinhauer to le Carre, but it's nearly time to pass the torch: for the next generation, it's Steinhauer who will become the standard by which others are measured."--"Booklist" (starred review, Best Books) "A genuine page turner--cleverly conceived and intricately plotted. Steinhauer juggles political and personal loyalties with a master storyteller's sleight of hand."--Joseph Kanon ""The Cairo Affair" is the espionage novel at its best, packed with betrayals, double-crosses, hidden agendas, moral conflicts, international relations, and even a delectable double-entendre of a title."--Chris Pavone More Praise for Olen Steinhauer: "Not since le Carre has a writer so vividly evoked the multilayered, multifaceted, deeply paranoid world of espionage, in which identities and allegiances are malleable and ever shifting, the mirrors of loyalty and betrayal reflecting one another to infinity."--"The New York Times ""This ambitious, complex story spans the globe. Even when the intricacies of its plot are most challenging, we are fascinated and swept forward...Olen Steinhauer's Milo Weaver novels are must-reads for lovers of the genre."--"The Washington Post ""Stunning."--"USA Today ""Excellent."--"Publishers Weekly "(starred review) "Dazzling."--"Booklist "(starred review) "One of the best."--"Kirkus" (starred review) "Mesmerizing.""--Library Journal" Praise for "The Cairo Affair" "Elaborate, sophisticated...A long, twisty road full of cleverly placed potholes and unexpected turns...Mr. Steinhauer draws his spies as flesh-and-blood characters in whom his readers invest both attention and emotion."--Janet Maslin, "The New York Times""A stunning stand-alone that is as emotionally rich as it is layered with intrigue."--"Booklist" (starred review)"A genuine page turner--cleverly conceived and intricately plotted. Steinhauer juggles political and personal loyalties with a master storyteller's sleight of hand."--Joseph Kanon""The Cairo Affair" is the espionage novel at its best, packed with betrayals, double-crosses, hidden agendas, moral conflicts, international relations, and even a delectable double-entendre of a title."--Chris PavoneMore Praise for Olen Steinhauer: "Not since le Carre has a writer so vividly evoked the multilayered, multifaceted, deeply paranoid world of espionage, in which identities and allegiances are malleable and ever shifting, the mirrors of loyalty and betrayal reflecting one another to infinity."--"The New York Times""This ambitious, complex story spans the globe. Even when the intricacies of its plot are most challenging, we are fascinated and swept forward...Olen Steinhauer's Milo Weaver novels are must-reads for lovers of the genre."--"The Washington Post""Stunning."--"USA Today""Excellent."--"Publishers Weekly "(starred review)"Dazzling."--"Booklist "(starred review)"One of the best."--"Kirkus" (starred review)"Mesmerizing.""--Library Journal" Praise for "The Cairo Affair" "A stunning stand-alone that is as emotionally rich as it is layered with intrigue."--"Booklist" (starred review)"A genuine page turner--cleverly conceived and intricately plotted. Steinhauer juggles political and personal loyalties with a master storyteller's sleight of hand."--Joseph Kanon""The Cairo Affair" is the espionage novel at its best, packed with betrayals, double-crosses, hidden agendas, moral conflicts, international relations, and even a delectable double-entendre of a title."--Chris PavoneMore Praise for Olen Steinhauer: "Not since le Carre has a writer so vividly evoked the multilayered, multifaceted, deeply paranoid world of espionage, in which identities and allegiances are malleable and ever shifting, the mirrors of loyalty and betrayal reflecting one another to infinity."--"The New York Times""This ambitious, complex story spans the globe. Even when the intricacies of its plot are most challenging, we are fascinated and swept forward...Olen Steinhauer's Milo Weaver novels are must-reads for lovers of the genre."--"The Washington Post""Stunning."--"USA Today""Excellent."--"Publishers Weekly "(starred review)"Dazzling."--"Booklist "(starred review)"One of the best."--"Kirkus" (starred review)"Mesmerizing.""--Library Journal" Praise for "The Cairo Affair" "A genuine page turner--cleverly conceived and intricately plotted. Steinhauer juggles political and personal loyalties with a master storyteller's sleight of hand."--Joseph Kanon""The Cairo Affair" is the espionage novel at its best, packed with betrayals, double-crosses, hidden agendas, moral conflicts, international relations, and even a delectable double-entendre of a title."--Chris PavoneMore Praise for Olen Steinhauer: "Not since le Carre has a writer so vividly evoked the multilayered, multifaceted, deeply paranoid world of espionage, in which identities and allegiances are malleable and ever shifting, the mirrors of loyalty and betrayal reflecting one another to infinity."--"The New York Times""This ambitious, complex story spans the globe. Even when the intricacies of its plot are most challenging, we are fascinated and swept forward...Olen Steinhauer's Milo Weaver novels are must-reads for lovers of the genre."--"The Washington Post""Stunning."--"USA Today""Excellent."--"Publishers Weekly "(starred review)"Dazzling."--"Booklist "(starred review)"One of the best."--"Kirkus" (starred review)"Mesmerizing.""--Library Journal"

EAN: 9781250036155
ISBN: 1250036151
Publisher: Picador USA
Dimensions: 20.45 x 17.7 x 1.96 centimetres (0.45 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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