Liberation Movements (eBook)

Description


Olen Steinhauer's acclaimed literary crime series set in a fictional country in Eastern Europe began in the heady post--World War II era and has taken readers from the first noise of revolution through to the chaos of the 1960s and '70s.
 
The year is 1975, and one of the People's Militia homicide investigators is on a plane out of the capital, bound for Istanbul. The plane is hijacked by Armenian terrorists, but before the Turkish authorities can fulfill their demands, the plane explodes in midair.
 
Two investigators---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 himself a career secret policeman, is keeping them in the dark both about the details of the case and all its players and about the true motives of their investigation, but they can't figure out why. That is, until they learn that everything is connected to a seven-year-old murder, a seemingly insignificant murder that has had far-reaching consequences.
 
The politics and history for which Olen Steinhauer's novels have been most praised turn intimate and highly compelling in this ambitious new novel.

About the Author


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.

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

Product Details ISBN-13: 9781429909228
Published: Minotaur Books, 04/01/2010
Language: en