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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

A gripping thriller with surprises at every turn of a page. The

A gripping thriller with surprises at every turn of a page. The narration follows different characters through different periods of time to allow readers to assemble the pieces of the puzzle in their minds. As the drama unfolds the whole world of post cold-war espionage...
A gripping thriller with surprises at every turn of a page. The narration follows different characters through different periods of time to allow readers to assemble the pieces of the puzzle in their minds. As the drama unfolds the whole world of post cold-war espionage is laid bare, with deception, betrayal and death in every corner. The characters are well-developed and believable. They resonate with the reader and create a high level of emotional involvement. The issues are all resolved by the end of the novel, but the questions and answers continue to provoke thought long after the book has been read. I highly recommend this book. It sustains interest and excitement through every page.

posted by jayfwms on March 18, 2014

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Most Helpful Critical Review

2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

very, very boring, loved the Authors books, up to this point. Ma

very, very boring, loved the Authors books, up to this point. Made it about 1/2 way, and gave up, wish i had the $12.99 back, wasted $.

posted by FY1 on March 22, 2014

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    The author's best

    Simply superb. Subtle like the best spy thrillers. Wonderful dialog and fully developed characters, who are the subjects of the novel and not cardboard placeholders. Spy stories this good are all too few.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 18, 2014

    A gripping thriller with surprises at every turn of a page. The

    A gripping thriller with surprises at every turn of a page. The narration follows different characters through different periods of time to allow readers to assemble the pieces of the puzzle in their minds. As the drama unfolds the whole world of post cold-war espionage is laid bare, with deception, betrayal and death in every corner. The characters are well-developed and believable. They resonate with the reader and create a high level of emotional involvement. The issues are all resolved by the end of the novel, but the questions and answers continue to provoke thought long after the book has been read. I highly recommend this book. It sustains interest and excitement through every page.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 9, 2014

    Spy thriller re: the Arab Spring (Egypt, Libya), the CIA, foreig

    Spy thriller re: the Arab Spring (Egypt, Libya), the CIA, foreign intelligence, spies, opportunists, mercenaries. Really well written, not just in the plot which mirrors reality, but in the hows, whys, and who-is-who. Read carefully as there are many characters and the time moves around. But each encounter has a clue to the overall outcome. There are layers and layers and players and players. As the story comes together in the end, there are surprises and aha moments. This is so much better than most 'spy thrillers' what are just plot and action. This one makes you really think about how all this spy stuff really works. And how real spies actually survive. It's a scary world. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2014

    Picked up The Tourist several years back at an airport bookstore

    Picked up The Tourist several years back at an airport bookstore, and ever since have been an Olen Steinhauer fan.  So much so that I have gone back and read all the books he has written to date.  His most recent, The Cairo Affair, didn't disappoint.  Can't wait for the next one! 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2014

    From Sonny, to everyone

    If you have ever bought a book, you have made a big mistake! Don't buy books! No book is worth your $0 or more! DO NOT EVER BUY BOOKS! e-books and free books included! They are worse than TV and video games!

    1 out of 12 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 26, 2014

    Spy thrillers

    The spy thriller is back. Excellent book.

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  • Posted April 22, 2014

    One of the best!

    What an outstanding and intriguing book. I loved it and sat with my huge National Geographic Atlas open to page 66 so that I could fully comprehend the travels and exploits of each character. The twists and turns of each character's deceptions and motives were so cleverly developed and intertwined. I will now go and read Steinhauer's earlier books.

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