The Resistance

A Thriller

A Louis Morgon Thriller (Volume 4)

Peter Steiner

Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books

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“Literate crime thrillers don’t get much better than this.” —Publishers Weekly (starred) on L’Assassin
 

Peter Steiner has thoroughly impressed sophisticated thriller mavens everywhere with his critically acclaimed novels featuring ex-CIA operative Louis Morgon. Now, in what is indubitably Steiner’s finest book to date, Louis attempts to solve a mystery with roots going back as far as World War II.

 

When Louis purchases a rundown house in Saint-Leon-sur-Dême, he quickly goes to work fixing it up. However, during the renovations, he discovers evidence of a long forgotten crime hidden beneath the floorboards. Unable to leave a good mystery unsolved, he enlists the help of his friend Renard, a French cop, and sets out to discover exactly what happened in this small French village during the Nazi occupation. 

 

As Louis and Renard search for the answer to a decades-old question, they encounter an unforgettable cast of characters, including Simon, a Jew from Berlin who leads a French resistance cell, a Nazi colonel who is not at all what he seems, and Marie Piano, whose bravery is unmatched. Soon, Louis is pulled into the secrets and lies of the past as he begins to call into question the very nature of guilt and innocence in times of war.

 

Compelling, arresting, and complex, The Resistance is a thriller that will appeal to fans of John le Carre and Graham Greene.

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“THE SECRETARY OF STATE would like to see you.”
“Thank you,” said Louis Morgon.
He rose, turned, and gazed at President Nixon’s photo hanging behind his desk, not out of any sense of devotion to the president, but to check his own reflection in the glass. He gave the knot of his tie a little upward tug.
“I’ll be right back,” he said.
“Good luck,” his secretary said, thinking he had spoken to her.
Louis had recently been commended for several initiatives, and he guessed, not unreasonably, that he

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"A subtle and complex thriller/whodunit, written with wit, intelligence and luminous precision."
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THE RESISTANCE by Peter Steiner | Kirkus Book Reviews
Read the Kirkus Review of THE RESISTANCE . Three decades after it began, an unlikely investigator examines the way the Nazi occupation of France turned neighbor against neighbor and led to murder.
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Fiction Review: The Resistance by Peter Steiner. Minotaur, $26.99 (352p) ISBN 978-1-250-00371-3
Steiner’s suspenseful fourth thriller featuring former CIA spy and State Department operative Louis Morgon (after 2010’s The Terrorist) provides new details on how Morgon came to settle in rural Franc
- Publishers Weekly


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Peter Steiner

PETER STEINER is the author of three previous books in this series, Le Crime, L'Assassin, and The Terrorist. A former New Yorker cartoonist, Steiner lives in Connecticut.

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The Resistance
A Thriller
Peter Steiner

Hardcover

Hardcover
St. Martin's Press
Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
August 2012
Hardcover
ISBN: 9781250003713
ISBN10: 1250003717
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$26.99

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Minotaur/Thomas Dunne Books
August 2012
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ISBN: 9781250011305
ISBN10: 1250011302
320 pages
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