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All the Old Knives - Olen Steinhauer
All the Old Knives
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Six years ago in Vienna, terrorists took over a hundred hostages, and the rescue attempt went terribly wrong. The CIA’s Vienna station was witness to this tragedy, gathering intel from its sources during those tense hours, assimilating facts from the ground and from an agent on the inside. So... show more
Six years ago in Vienna, terrorists took over a hundred hostages, and the rescue attempt went terribly wrong. The CIA’s Vienna station was witness to this tragedy, gathering intel from its sources during those tense hours, assimilating facts from the ground and from an agent on the inside. So when it all went wrong, the question had to be asked: Had their agent been compromised, and how?Two of the CIA’s case officers in Vienna, Henry Pelham and Celia Harrison, were lovers at the time, and on the night of the hostage crisis Celia decided she’d had enough. She left the agency, married and had children, and is now living an ordinary life in the idyllic town of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Henry is still a case officer in Vienna, 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? If so, how? Each also wonders what role tonight’s dinner companion might have played in the way the tragedy unfolded six years ago.All the Old Knives is New York Times bestseller Olen Steinhauer’s most intimate, most cerebral, and most shocking novel to date.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781250045423 (1250045428)
ASIN: 1250045428
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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jbarrett5 book reviews, etc
jbarrett5 book reviews, etc rated it
3.5
All the old knives by Olan SteinhauerSounded like a good book. Starts out with Henry Colham and he's leaving CA, plane is delayed.Celia Fabrough he plans to visit before he heads back to Vienna. She's now married to Drew and 2 boys.She left the spy career behind. Story goes back in time and we fin...
Sister Mary Murderous
Sister Mary Murderous rated it
5.0 Two spies walk into a restaurant . . .
Normally, you'd think that would be your classic espionage "meet," and the rest of the story would include things like following shadowy figures down foggy, dark European city streets, smoke-filled ops rooms at MI-6, dead drops, shootouts and car chases. But not a one of those things happens here. ...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
4.0 They Do Things Differently There: "All the Old Knives" by Olen Steinhauer
Published March 10th 2015. (A taste of my Le Carré and Deighton personal libraries) “One part of my history is gone. That gaggle of friends has disappeared. This collection of embarrassing memories can no longer be discovered by someone going through my stuff. [ ] It was always about the future. ...
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