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    DescriptionSophie Kohl is living her worst nightmare. Minutes after she confesses to her husband, a mid-level diplomat at the American embassy in Hungary, that she had an affair while they were in Cairo, he is shot in the head and killed. Stan Bertolli, a Cairo-based CIA agent, has fielded his share of midnight calls. But his heart skips a beat when he hears the voice of the only woman he ever truly loved, calling to ask why her husband has been assassinated. Omar Halawi has worked in Egyptian intelligence for years, and he knows how to play the game. Foreign agents pass him occasional information, he returns the favor, and everyone's happy. But the murder of a diplomat in Hungary has ripples all the way to Cairo, and Omar must follow the fall-out wherever it leads. American analyst Jibril Aziz knows more about Stumbler, a covert operation rejected by the CIA, than anyone. So when it appears someone else has obtained a copy of the blueprints, Jibril alone knows the danger it represents. As these players converge in Cairo in "The Cairo Affair," Olen Steinhauer's masterful manipulations slowly unveil a portrait of a marriage, a jigsaw puzzle of loyalty and betrayal, against a dangerous world of political games where allegiances are never clear and outcomes are never guaranteed.

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    The Cairo Affair
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    By (author) Olen Steinhauer
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 408
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 237 mm
    Thickness: 37 mm
    Weight: 603 g
    ISBN 13: 9781250036131
    ISBN 10: 1250036135

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    LC classification: PS3619.T4764 C35 2014
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    Minotaur Books
    Imprint name
    Minotaur Books
    Publication date
    18 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    OLEN STEINHAUER, the "New York Times" bestselling author of eight previous novels, is a Dashiell Hammett Award winner, a two-time Edgar award finalist, and has also been shortlisted for the Anthony, the Macavity, the Ellis Peters Historical Dagger, the Ian Fleming Steel Dagger, and the Barry awards. His books include "The Tourist," "The Nearest Exit," and "An American Spy." Raised in Virginia, he lives in New York and Budapest, Hungary.
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    Praise for "The Cairo Affair" "Elaborate, sophisticated...A long, twisty road full of cleverly placed potholes and unexpected turns...Mr. Steinhauer draws his spies as flesh-and-blood characters in whom his readers invest both attention and emotion."--Janet Maslin, "The New York Times ""A stunning stand-alone that is as emotionally rich as it is layered with intrigue."--"Booklist" (starred review) "A genuine page turner--cleverly conceived and intricately plotted. Steinhauer juggles political and personal loyalties with a master storyteller's sleight of hand."--Joseph Kanon ""The Cairo Affair" is the espionage novel at its best, packed with betrayals, double-crosses, hidden agendas, moral conflicts, international relations, and even a delectable double-entendre of a title."--Chris Pavone More Praise for Olen Steinhauer: "Not since le Carre has a writer so vividly evoked the multilayered, multifaceted, deeply paranoid world of espionage, in which identities and allegiances are malleable and ever shifting, the mirrors of loyalty and betrayal reflecting one another to infinity."--"The New York Times ""This ambitious, complex story spans the globe. Even when the intricacies of its plot are most challenging, we are fascinated and swept forward...Olen Steinhauer's Milo Weaver novels are must-reads for lovers of the genre."--"The Washington Post ""Stunning."--"USA Today ""Excellent."--"Publishers Weekly "(starred review) "Dazzling."--"Booklist "(starred review) "One of the best."--"Kirkus" (starred review) "Mesmerizing.""--Library Journal"