Minutes after Sophie Kohl confesses to her diplomat husband that she had an affair while they were in Cairo, he is shot and killed.
Stan Bertolli, a Cairo-based CIA agent's heart skips a beat when he hears the only woman he ever loved calling to ask why her husband has been assassinated.
Jibril Aziz, an American analyst knows all about a covert operation rejected by the CIA. So when it seems someone has obtained a copy of the blueprints, Jibril knows the danger it represents....
As these players converge on the city of Cairo a jigsaw puzzle of loyalty and betrayal emerges, where allegiances are never clear and outcomes are never guaranteed.
©2014 Olen Steinhauer (P)2014 Oakhill Publishing
"An elaborate, sophisticated spy tale; a long, twisty road full of cleverly placed potholes and unexpected turns." (Janet Maslin, New York Times)
If it had been written by someone else I think that might have helped
Excellent the only good thing about this book, it's just a shame that he lowered himself to read this rubbish.
Disgust, revulsion, lack of trust in human nature and a deep sense of misery.
I want to read some contemporary espionage; I just gave up on Charles Cummings 'Typhoon' because it was reading like 'chick lit' and now I have found this nasty little volume to be of the same ilk. What is wrong with these supposed male authors that they think they understand women enough to express the deep feelings about men and the intimate sexual experiences that they have? Why have they decided to embed this perversity within the genre of espionage? Yet again this story focuses on the internal dialogue of a girlfriend to a low grade spy, she is obviously disloyal; of course she is; what interest has a man in one who is decent? Sorry I can't remember what the spy story is about, or perhaps I haven't got to that bit yet.
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