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The Cairo Affair

The Cairo Affair

A Novel

Olen Steinhauer

Minotaur Books

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Three players. One city. A whole world of political games in which allegiances are never clear, and outcomes are never guaranteed...

Sophie Kohl confesses to her husband, a mid-level American diplomat in Hungary, that she had an affair while they were in Cairo. Minutes later, he is shot and killed.

Stan Bertolli, a Cairo-based CIA agent, has fielded his share of midnight calls. But his heart skips a beat when, this time, he hears the voice of the only woman he ever truly loved ask why her husband has been assassinated.

Omar Halawi has worked in Egyptian intelligence for years, and he knows how to play the game. But the murder of a diplomat in Hungary has ripples all the way to Cairo, and Omar must follow the fallout wherever it leads...


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"ELABORATE, SOPHISTICATED."-THE NEW YORK TIMES

"STUNNING."-BOOKLIST (STARRED REVIEW, A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR)


"DAMNED GOOD."-SEATTLE TIMES


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Praise for The Cairo Affair

“Elaborate, sophisticated…A long, twisty road full of cleverly placed potholes and unexpected turns…Mr. Steinhauer draws his spies as flesh-and-blood characters in whom his readers invest both attention and emotion.” —Janet Maslin, The New York Times

“A stunning stand-alone that is as emotionally rich as it is layered with intrigue.” —Booklist (starred review)

“A genuine page turner--cleverly conceived and intricately plotted. Steinhauer juggles political and personal loyalties with a master storyteller's sleight of hand.” —Joseph Kanon

The Cairo Affair is the espionage novel at its best, packed with betrayals, double-crosses, hidden agendas, moral conflicts, international relations, and even a delectable double-entendre of a title.” —Chris Pavone

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About the author

Olen Steinhauer

OLEN STEINHAUER, the New York Times bestselling author of eight previous novels, 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.

Olen Steinhauer

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