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Liberation Movements

Eastern Europe Thrillers

Olen Steinhauer

Minotaur Books

Olen Steinhauer's acclaimed crime series set in Eastern Europe has taken readers from the first shots of the revolution and through the chaos of the 1960s. Now, it is 1975, and one of the People's Militia investigators is bound for Istanbul when his plane is hijacked by Armenian terrorists and explodes in midair.
 
Gavra Noukas, a secret policeman, and Katja Drdova, a homicide detective, are assigned to the case. Both believe that Brano Sev, their enigmatic superior and career secret policeman, is hiding the true motives of their investigation, but they can't figure out why until they learn that everything is connected to a seven-year-old murder with far-reaching consequences.
 
The compelling politics and history for which Olen Steinhauer's novels have been praised turn intimate in this ambitious novel.

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Peter
1968

"Two days ago--Saturday--we find you in the middle of C?eské Bude?jovice, walking the main street in a daze. Correct me if I'm wrong, please. You don't have the documents to be in C?eské Bude?jovice, because you're supposed to be here, in Prague. You're a student of . . ." The Slovak officer bent over the table, the ceiling lamp reflecting off on his hairless scalp as he squinted at his clipboard. "Musicology. A musician?"
"I study theory," said Peter, "but I don't play."
"I see." As the officer stood, his chair scratched the stone floor. "I'm not a mystic,
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Praise for Liberation Movements

Praise for Liberation Movements
 
"It is an exhilarating and enjoyable ride."
---Los Angeles Times
 
"An inspired choice---giving history and politics a chance to simmer over the flame of murder."
---Chicago Tribune
 
"Dazzling . . . a skilled writer working at the top of his form."
---Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
"Steinhauer again displays his masterful manipulation of character, plot, and reader expectations. . . . A fast, intriguing read."
 ---Library Journal (starred review)
"Cool and cerebral crime thriller."
---Kirkus Reviews
 
Praise for 36 Yalta Boulevard
 
"Steinhauer's people are real, the crimes genuine, and he is telling larger truths about that era." 
---David Halberstam

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Olen Steinhauer

  • Olen Steinhauer’s widely acclaimed Eastern European crime series, which he was inspired to write while on a Fulbright fellowship, is a two-time Edgar Award finalist and has been shortlisted for the Anthony, the Macavity, the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, and the Barry awards. The series includes 36 Yalta Boulevard, The Confession, The Br idge of Sighs, and Victory Square. Steinhauer is also the author of the bestselling Milo Weaver series, including The Nearest Exit and The Tourist. Raised in Virginia, Steinhauer lives with his family in Budapest, Hungary.
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    Liberation Movements

    Eastern Europe Thrillers

    Olen Steinhauer

    Edgar Allen Poe Award Nominee
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