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Summary

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

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"An elaborate, sophisticated spy tale; a long, twisty road full of cleverly placed potholes and unexpected turns." (Janet Maslin, New York Times)

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