Olen Steinhauer s literary crime series set in Eastern Europe now comes full circle upon reaching the tumultuous 1980s as one of the People s Militia s earliest cases reemerges to torment its inspectors, including militia chief Emil Brod, the original detective on the case. His arrest of a revolutionary leader in the late 1940s resulted in the politician s imprisonment, but at the time Brod was too young to understand how great the cost would be. Only now, in 1989, when he is days from retirement and spends more and more time looking over his shoulder, does he realize that his actions in the line of duty may get him and others killed. Steinhauer masterfully brings together a story of revenge at any cost with the portrait of a country on the brink of collapse.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
"Steinhauer's people are real, the crimes genuine, and he is telling larger truths about that era, making it unusually accessible."
"--"David Halberstam, "Los Angeles"" Times, "on" ""36 Yalta Boulevard""" The revolutionary politics and chaotic history of life inside Olen Steinhauer's fictionalized Eastern European country have made his literary crime series, with its two Edgar Award nominations along with other critical acclaim, one of today's most acclaimed. Finally having reached the tumultuous 1980s, the series comes full circle as one of the earliest cases of the People's Militia reemerges to torment all of the inspectors, including Emil Brod, now the chief, who was the original detective on the case. His arrest of one of the country's revolutionary leaders in the late 1940s resulted in the politician's conviction and imprisonment, but Emil was too young in those days to understand what it meant to go up against someone so powerful--and win. Only now, in 1989, when he is days from retirement and spends more time looking over his shoulder than ahead, does he realize that what he did may get him--and others--killed.
Told against the backdrop of the crumbling forty-year-old government--with the leaders who were so new in the series debut, "The Bridge ofSighs"--"Victory Square"" "is Steinhauer at his best. Once again he masterfully makes crime fiction both personal and political, combining a story of revenge at any cost with a portrait of a country on the brink of collapse.
Praise for the Novels of Olen Steinhauer
"Dazzling . . . a skilled writer working at the top of his form."
"--Publishers Weekly "(starred review) on "Liberation Movements"
"Brano Sev is Steinhauer's most intriguing hero yet, and that's saying something. . . . With its shifting perceptions, pervasive paranoia, and truly unpredictable plot, this will be savored by readers of well-crafted espionage ranging from Alan Furst to John le Carre."
"--Booklist" (starred review) on "36 Yalta Boulevard"
"A wonderfully taut tale that is part police procedural, part political thriller, part love story. . . . Steinhauer has created a vivid world in a lost time."
--"The ""Washington"" Post Book World" on "The Confession"
""The Confession" is a clever reworking of the police procedural: The narrative-within-a-narrative exposes multiple levels of complicity and guilt that make this an affecting, sobering entry in one of the most inventive series around."
"--""Los Angeles"" Times" on "The Confession"
"Think of the savage brilliance of J. Robert Janes's mysteries about World War II France; of the suspenseful erudition of AlanFurst's thrillers. Steinhauer's debut is right up there on those stellar heights, casting new light on relatively recent history we thought we already knew everything about."
"--""Chicago"" Tribune" on "The ""Bridge"" of ""Sighs"
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description HarperCollins, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used; Good. Dispatched, from the UK, within 48 hours of ordering. This book is in good condition but will show signs of previous ownership. Please expect some creasing to the spine and/or minor damage to the cover. Ex-library book. This is an ex-library book and therefore has stamps throughout. It is also likely to have considerable shelf-ware. It is however still in useable condition, and a great read. Thanks. Bookseller Inventory # CHL2177439
Book Description HarperCollins, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book. Has usual library markings and stamps inside. All orders are dispatched the following working day from our UK warehouse. Established in 2004, we have over 500,000 books in stock. No quibble refund if not completely satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002438691
Book Description HarperCollins, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. 9780007260850 Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780007260850
Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # SKU-3507735
Book Description HarperCollins, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. An EX-LIBRARY copy in VERY GOOD overall condition. May have some library stamps, marks etc. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000009417
Book Description -. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Victory Square This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. Bookseller Inventory # 7719-9780007260850
Book Description -. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Victory Square This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780007260850
Book Description HarperCollins 04/02/2008, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 6545-9780007260850
Book Description HarperCollins 04/02/2008, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 2341-9780007260850
Book Description Harper Collins, London, 2007. Hardcover. Dust Jacket Included. First Edition. Very near fine book spine ends slightly creased in a very good dust jacket, with some edge creasing, mostly at the bottom edge of the back cover and head of spine, one small nick to the top edge of the front cover and a 1cm closed tear at the top corner of the back flap. First edition, First printing. Bookseller Inventory # 2009 8 2