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by Joseph Kanon
Istanbul Passage bristles with authenticity
Only 11 left in stock (more on the way). Istanbul Passage bristles with authenticity. Joseph Kanon has a unique and admirable talent: he brilliantly marries suspense and historical fact, wrapping them around a core of pure human drama, while making it seem effortless. This isn't just talent; it's magic. Olen Steinhauer, New York Times bestselling author of The Tourist).
Now, in Istanbul Passage, Kanon compounds the fraught postwar mood with a location to match. The war has left Kanon’s Istanbul physically unscathed, but as neutral territory between the warring powers it has come to function as an entrepôt of rumor and intelligence. Istanbul is, at the best of times, a city divided. In this city everyone watches everyone else: everyone has secrets, contacts, shadows. The big European hotels - the Park, the Pera Palas - have played host to all the spooks and agents of the hostile forces.
Istanbul Passage: A Novel. Istanbul Passage - Joseph Kanon. In the bestselling tradition of espionage novels by John LeCarre and Alan Furst, Istanbul Passage brilliantly illustrates why Edgar Award–winning author Joseph Kanon has been hailed as "the heir apparent to Graham Greene" (The Boston Globe). Istanbul survived the Second World War as a magnet for refugees and spies. Even expatriate American Leon Bauer was drawn into this shadow world, doing undercover odd jobs in support of the Allied war effort.
Joseph Kanon (born 1946) is an American author, best known for thriller and spy novels set in the period immediately after World War II. In 1946, Kanon was born in Pennsylvania, . Kanon studied at Harvard University, and at Trinity College in Cambridge. As an undergraduate, he published his first stories in The Atlantic Monthly.
In the bestselling tradition of espionage novels by John LeCarre and Alan Furst, Istanbul Passage brilliantly illustrates why Edgar Award–winning author Joseph Kanon has been hailed as "the heir apparent to Graham Greene" (The Boston Globe). A neutral city straddling Europe and Asia, Istanbul survived the Second World War as a magnet for refugees and spies, trafficking in secrets and lies rather than soldiers. Expatriate American businessman Leon Bauer was drawn into this shadow world, doing undercover odd jobs and courier runs in support of the Allied war effort.
Istanbul Passage book. Joseph Kanon takes us into the twisting back alleys of Istanbul and into the plush dinner parties of the ex-pats. Now that the war is over, the tenuous alliances formed during the war are starting to erode, and a new kind of conflict is just beginning to blossom.
From the bestselling author of Istanbul Passage-called a fast-moving thinking man’s thriller by The Wall Street Journal-comes a sweeping, atmospheric novel of postwar .
From the bestselling author of Istanbul Passage-called a fast-moving thinking man’s thriller by The Wall Street Journal-comes a sweeping, atmospheric novel of postwar East Berlin, a city caught between political idealism and the harsh realities of Soviet occupation.
Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon is a twisty, slippery post- WWII spy thriller featuring solid citizen and part-time spy Leon Bauer. He's supposed to make a simple pick-up and delivery, but shots ring out and everything changes. His routine assignment turns into a escalating battle of wits with people who are not what they seem to be in a town of shadows and deception.
Istanbul Passage bristles with authenticity. Do you think Istanbul Passage needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?
Istanbul Passage bristles with authenticity. Olen Steinhauer, New York Times best-selling author of The Tourist). Istanbul Passage is a first-rate espionage novel, filled with complexity and thrills, but its greatest success may be in this much more universal literary exploration: how an ordinary man is transformed by extraordinary circumstances. Do you think Istanbul Passage needs a follow-up book? Why or why not? No, it was enough.
Author: Joseph Kanon. Rich with atmosphere and period detail, Joseph Kanon’s latest novel flawlessly blends fact and fiction into a haunting thriller about the dawn of the Cold War, once again proving why Kanon has been hailed as the ‘heir apparent to Graham Greene’ (The Boston Globe).
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