Review: Steinhauer’s All the Old Knives

All the Old Knives: A Novel
Olen Steinhauer

Steinhauer is one of the best espionage writers working today. Maybe the best, actually. His books hit the sweet spot of fast-paced plotting with well-drawn characters and top-notch writing.

This little book goes in a somewhat different direction from the action packed Tourist books. The concept is that it is a spy novel that takes place entirely during a single meal in a restaurant where layers of deception surrounding a terrorist event are revealed through a conversation between ex-lovers. It’s tightly written with crackly dialogue and a clever plot. I’m sure it’s already been optioned into a film.   If popular fiction is your thing, you’ll like this.

Recommended.

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