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There’s a Spy in the Closet

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.

2 Responses to "There’s a Spy in the Closet"

    Susan J Smith October 4th, 2006 at 12:15 pm

    Such spy novels as Olen Steinhauer's Liberation Movements make for a book you just can't put down . The action and intrique hold the reader in much the same way as stories by John le Carre and Alan Furst.
    Liberation Movements is a first class, fast moving story set in the Cold War era and well worth reading.

    sidney berger October 4th, 2006 at 2:10 pm

    my grateful response is to the review of a book(s) i'll not likely get to read in full, bound as i mostly am to bed, teherefore these daily well wordchosen presentations so satisfy need for insights and outlooks.

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