The Cairo Affair by Olen Steinhauer
What’s it about?
This is a classic espionage novel that takes place mainly in Egypt.
What did I think?
I really enjoyed this book. After all the deep, character driven novels I have read of late I was so ready for some ACTION! This book was a very well written spy story.
Should you read it?
Of course! I grabbed this book off Powell’s staff recommendations table while I was visiting Portland, and was so glad I did. I have never read anything by Mr. Steinhauer, but I gather he is well known and gets rave reviews. I see why. I will be reading more of his novels in the future!
“His optimism, John realized, wasn’t naïve. Like Jibril’s, it was merely American, the belief that all anyone in the world wanted was to live in their own little America.”
If you like this try-
Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy by John Le Carre
The Informationist by Taylor Stevens
Norwegian by Night by Derek Miller
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― Charles William Eliot
3 to 4- I found some aspect of this book redeeming but would not recommend it.
5 to 6- I really enjoyed something about this book (characters, plot, meaning etc.) but it was uneven. Some aspects were stronger than others.
7 to 8- It was a good book. I liked lots of aspects of this book. I would recommend it.
9 to 10- I was sorry to turn the last page. I highly recommend this book!