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- Publisher: St Martin's Press
- Format: Paperback | 288 pages
- Dimensions: 142mm x 216mm x 28mm | 318g
- Publication date: 27 February 2004
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 0312326017
- ISBN 13: 9780312326012
- Edition: New edition
- Edition statement: New edition
- Sales rank: 113,822
It's 1948, three years after the Russians "liberated" the nation from German occupation. The ideals of the revolution are but memories. Twenty-two year old Detective Emil Brod finally gets his chance to serve his country, investigating murder for the People's Militia. The first victim is a state songwriter, but the facts point to a political motive. Emil wants to investigate further, but his colleagues in Homicide remain silent: He is on his own in this new, dangerous world. The Bridge Of Sighs launches, the politically volatile terrain of Eastern Eurpoe in the second half of the twentieth century.
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Olen Steinhauer's widely acclaimed Eastern European crime series, which he was inspired to write while on a Fulbright fellowship, is a two-time Edgar Award finalist and has been shortlisted for the Anthony, the Macavity, the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, and the Barry awards. The series includes "36 Yalta Boulevard, The Confession, Liberation Movements," and "Victory Square." Steinhauer is also the author of the bestselling Milo Weaver series, including "The Nearest Exit" and "The Tourist." Raised in Virginia, Steinhauer lives with his family in Budapest, Hungary.
"With its convincingly treacherous cast of turncoats, opportunists, party hacks, and rogue Russians, The Bridge of Sighs is a richly atmospheric tale of one man's Quixotic struggle to decipher the bleack enigma of postwar Eastern Europe. The intriguing young inspector Brod is a character to remember."