All the Old Knives

All the Old Knives

eBook - 2015
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"Nine years ago, terrorists hijacked a plane in Vienna. Somehow, a rescue attempt staged from the inside went terribly wrong and everyone on board was killed. Members of the CIA stationed in Vienna during that time were witness to this terrible tragedy, gathering intel from their sources during those tense hours, assimilating facts from the ground with a series of texts coming from one of their agents inside the plane. So when it all went wrong, the question had to be asked: Had their agent been compromised, and how? Two of those agents, Henry Pelham and Celia Harrison, were lovers at the time, and in fact that was the last night they spent together. Until now. That night Celia decided she'd had enough; she left the agency, married and had children, and is living an ordinary life in the suburbs. Henry is still an analyst, and has traveled to California to see her one more time, to relive the past, maybe, or to put it behind him once and for all. But neither of them can forget that long-ago question: Had their agent been compromised, and how? And each of them also wonders what role tonight's dinner companion might have played in the way things unfolded. All the Old Knives is Olen Steinhauer's most intimate, most cerebral, and most shocking novel to date from the New York Times bestselling author deemed by many to be John le Carré's heir apparent"--Publisher.
Publisher: New York : Minotaur Books, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781466844063
Branch Call Number: eBook OverDrive
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 294 pages)
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Oct 20, 2018

.A agree with an earlier review, it needs a re-read to get all the characters straightened out in your mind.
This is well constructed, well written and holds the reader close. I can see by comments there are a few fans of this writer out there. I also see a question posed by a reader "Why so few copies of what is a very popular book/writer?" Good question. Stella Rimington, former head of MI5 or was it MI6, a wonderful write of spy stories, and found a recent publication of hers on the withdrawn 50c trolley on my last visit to the library. Why? A quick check shows most titles have one copy only in the entire system. Fourteen copies of a book on Essendon football club. 137,983 library members

Jun 13, 2018

Amazing-a re-read is almost mandatory to follow how all the characters worked to effect the tragedy at the center of the novel

Jan 20, 2017

Why no ebook?

Feb 17, 2016

Why does avidlistener have a problem with present tense? Explicate please.

Jan 24, 2016

To my great dismay, this story was written in the present tense, which basically made it unreadable. I wish this fad would just go away.

Dec 05, 2015

First Steinhauer and won't be my last.

Nov 24, 2015

The concept of revolving the story around an interview over dinner in a restaurant is interesting. However, the story was just moderately interesting. Other spy thrillers by Steinhauer are much better.

athompson10 Sep 23, 2015

Taut thriller. Two spies get together years after a terrorist attack, trying to figure out if one of them is responsible for giving information to the terrorists.

Apr 23, 2015

Another great book by Steinhauer. Best espionage author writing now.

Apr 14, 2015

If this is such a highly touted book -- by Nancy Pearl among others -- why doesn't the SPL have more copies available for its readership?

Eric Tabb

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