The Bridge of Sighs

A Novel

Eastern Europe Thrillers (Volume 1)

Olen Steinhauer

Minotaur Books

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It's August, 1948, three years after the Russians "liberated" the nation from German Occupation. But the Red Army still patrols the capital's rubble-strewn streets, and the ideals of the Revolution are but memories. Twenty-two-year-old Detective Emil Brod finally gets his chance to serve his country, investigating murder for the People's Militia.

The first victim is a state songwriter, but the facts point to a political motive. Emil would like to investigate further, but his colleagues in Homicide are suspicious or silent: He is on his own in this new, dangerous world.

The Bridge of Sighs launches a unique series of crime novels featuring a cast of characters in an ever-evolving landscape, the politically volatile terrain of Eastern Europe in the second half of the 20th century.
 
The Bridge of Sighs is a 2004 Edgar Award Nominee for Best First Novel.

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THE BRIDGE OF SIGHS (Chapter One)

The greeting was in his desk, the center drawer: a piece of fish-stained cardboard with a clumsily drawn stick figure. It had a circular head and an X for each eye. A fat knife separated the head from its stick body. The speech balloon said, We're on to you.

His chair wobbled insecurely beneath him.

Emil inhaled slowly, evenly. He sat in the center of the large, stale-smelling office, between two columns, and on the far wall two high, open windows did nothing to freshen the air. His tight suit constricted him as he stared above the others' heads

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Olen Steinhauer wrote The Bridge of Sighs while on a Fullbright Fellowship in Romania. Originally from Texas, he currently lives with his wife in Florence, Italy.

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The Bridge of Sighs
A Novel
Olen Steinhauer

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Anthony Awards - Nominee, Edgar Allen Poe Award Nominee, Macavity Award - Nominee

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
April 2007
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ISBN: 9781429981163
ISBN10: 1429981164
288 pages
$9.99

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St. Martin's Press
Minotaur Books
February 2004
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ISBN: 9780312326012
ISBN10: 0312326017
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 288 pages
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