A powerfully atmospheric thriller set during the Cold War from the internationally acclaimed author of THE BRIDGE OF SIGHS.
To be wrongly accused of murder once is a misfortune.
Twice – and it's a conspiracy.
It is 1966, the height of the Cold War. When a defector mysteriously returns to the Eastern European village of his birth, it's a chance for disgraced detective Brano Sev to redeem himself. Being framed for a murder should just be part of his cover story.
Or is it? Exiled suddenly to Vienna, treacherous city of spies, Sev finds himself caught up in a cat-and-mouse game where survival is the only prize. But in a world where no good deed goes unpunished, loyalty can be the biggest crime of all...
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Praise for ‘The Vienna Assignment’:
‘Fascinating...clever...a beautifully written spy thriller’ Guardian
Praise For Olen Steinhauer:
'A powerful, thought-provoking literary thriller in the mould of Philip Kerr's Berlin Noir trilogy' Daily Telegraph
‘Think of the suspenseful erudition of Alan Furst's thrillers, especially the earlier ones such as The Polish Officer and; of Philip Kerr's eye-opening 'Berlin Noir' trilogy... Steinhauer's debut – the start of a promised series – is right up there on those stellar heights, casting new light on relatively recent history we thought we already knew everything about’ Chicago Tribune
‘Steinhauer is a welcome addition to the wartime ground mapped out by Philip Kerr and Alan Furst’ Guardian
‘Brilliant...This powerful novel grips from beginning to end’ Sunday Telegraph
‘Very well written, full of chilling menace and overall a cracking good story’ Publishing NewsBook Description:
Murder in the city of spies
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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 2005. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110007210868