The Bridge of Sighs
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The Bridge of Sighs

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 142.24 x 215.9 x 27.94mm | 317.51g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0312326017
  • 9780312326012
  • 136,904

About Olen Steinhauer

OLEN STEINHAUER, the New York Times bestselling author of ten previous novels including The Tourist, 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. Raised in Virginia, he lives in New York and Budapest, Hungary. Visit OlenSteinhauer.com.
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Review quote

"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." "A novel of intense vitality... Lots of humor, lots of threads and an ever-deepening mystery that is unique and a fine start for a very promising new author." --J. Robert Janes, author of Dollmaker A novel of intense vitality... Lots of humor, lots of threads and an ever-deepening mystery that is unique and a fine start for a very promising new author. J. Robert Janes, author of Dollmaker"
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2,157 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
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4 42% (906)
3 29% (623)
2 7% (155)
1 2% (43)
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