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Liberation Movements

Liberation Movements

A Novel

Yalta Boulevard Quintet (Volume 4)

Olen Steinhauer

Minotaur Books


From the author of New York Time bestseller The Tourist...

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.

Edgar Allen Poe Award Nominee, Edgar Allan Poe Award Nominee



"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...

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 

Reviews from Goodreads

Olen Steinhauer

OLEN STEINHAUER, the New York Times bestselling author of ten previous novels including The Tourist, is a Dashiell Hammett Award winner, a two-time Edgar award finalist, and has also been shortlisted for the Anthony, the Macavity, the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, and the Barry awards. Raised in Virginia, he lives in New York and Budapest, Hungary. Visit

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