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Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon.. Since I'll soon be losing a friend soon to Turkey's wilds, a nod in the direction of its bazaars and mosques seems right. Thriller in Manilla rings, but spy chronicles of Istanbul is its own good thing. Espionage! Kanon's canon continues to captivate.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Joseph Kanon is a specialist in fin de guerre thrillers, whose previous novels set in 1945-46 include “Alibi,” “Los Alamos,” “The Good German” and “Stardust.” The period is well chosen: dark secrets are finally coming to the surface, and people are being called to account for what the war has made them. For readers, it’s immediately recognizable territory: the aftermath of the conflict, shabby, filmic. Now, in “Istanbul Passage,” Kanon compounds the fraught postwar mood with a location to match."

The New York Times

"With dialogue that can go off like gunfire and a streak of nostalgia that feels timeless, this book takes its place among espionage novels as an instant classic."

Kirkus Reviews

Author bio: Joseph Kanon is the author of five other novels, Los Alamos, The Prodigal Spy, The Good German, Alibi, and Stardust. Before becoming a full-time writer, he was a book publishing executive. He lives in New York City. More information can be found here:

Book Details: General Fiction; (404 pp. Kindle/Print editions)

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