Liberation Movements by Olen Steinhauer
Reviewed by Anna Godbersen
"Olen Steinhauer's elegant spy novel Liberation Movements is imbued with a retro kind of cool. The main action takes place in 1975, and even in the small, fictional Eastern European country where Steinhauer's crime series is set, there are signs of a changing world. A hijacked plane falls from the sky, a beautiful woman reads men's thoughts, and a secret policeman named Gavra Noukas is living a closeted, but hardly sexless, life as a gay man. Gavra, who is in Istanbul on a seemingly routine assignment..." Read the entire Esquire review.