The Cairo Affair

The Cairo Affair

Book - 2014
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The assassination of an American diplomat in Hungary places a Cairo-based CIA agent, an Egyptian intelligence agent, and an American analyst at the mercy of a dangerous political game of shifting allegiances.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2014
New York : Minotaur Books, 2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250036131
Branch Call Number: M STEINHAUER 2014
Characteristics: 408 pages ; 25 cm


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athompson10 Jun 08, 2016

The plot is complex and interesting, but the constantly shifting points of view and jumping back and forth between past, near past and present gets complicated. Solid but not great.

ShipsMind Mar 16, 2015

if you are addicted to plot twists and writing that is so good you forget you are reading, this book is for you.

May 09, 2014

Great book from a great espionage author. Thoroughly enjoy all his books. Great twists and fast paced.

May 05, 2014

Olen Steinhauer is a master spy novelist with many awards to his credit. In this work, he weaves together the viewpoints of many characters and their involvement in the death of an embassy attache. Nothing happy here. No winners.

ChristchurchLib Apr 13, 2014

"The assassination of American diplomat Stan Bertolli in Hungary sends his wife, Sophie, on an under-the-radar hunt for answers that brings her first to Cairo, where she seeks answers from former lovers and WikiLeaks alike. It's 2011, and the region is roiling with Arab revolutions, but while some think Stan's death is connected to a rejected CIA plan to get rid of Gadhafi, others think the answers lie in the past, specifically his 1991 honeymoon in Yugoslavia. Shifting allegiances and political deceptions spell danger for everyone caught up in the action." Thrillers and Suspense April 2014 newsletter.

Nov 02, 2013

When you first pick THE CAIRO AFFAIR up, you might be disappointed. No Milo Weaver? Sigh. But give the book a chance, because Steinhauer is going to take you for a fantastic ride. This book is the perfect marriage between the old school spy novel and today's complex information economy. Told through the perspective of Sophie, Omar, John, and Stan, the constantly shifting narrative and slow tease of information makes for a smart and fast-paced read.


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