Defectors

Joseph Kanon (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.00
Publisher
Washington Square Press
Publish Date
February 13, 2018
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.3 X 0.9 X 8.1 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781501121401

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About the Author

Joseph Kanon is the Edgar Award-winning author of The Accomplice, Defectors, Leaving Berlin, Istanbul Passage, Los Alamos, The Prodigal Spy, Alibi, Stardust, and The Good German, which was made into a major motion picture starring George Clooney and Cate Blanchett. He lives in New York City.

Reviews

PRAISE FOR DEFECTORS

"Kanon [is] an intelligent writer who produces satisfyingly plotted novels that appeal to readers with brains."--Philip Kerr "The New York Times Book Review "
"With his remarkable emotional precision and mastery of tone, Kanon transcends the form. In its subtly romanticized treatment of compromised lives, this book is even better than his terrific previous effort, Leaving Berlin (2015). A blend of Spy vs. Spy and sibling vs. sibling (not since le CarrΓ©'s A Perfect Spy has there been a family of spooks to rival this one), Kanon reaffirms his status as one of the very best writers in the genre."--Kirkus (starred review)
"Fascinating . . . [Kanon] is a master of the genre. . . [The] roller-coaster plot will keep you guessing until the final page."--The Washington Post
"Joseph Kanon continues to demonstrate that he is up there with the very best...of spy thriller writers...Kanon writes beautifully, superbly...he is the master of the shadows of the era."--The Times
"The critical stock of Joseph Kanon is high, and Defectors will add further lustre to his reputation...There are pleasing echoes here of the "entertainments" of Graham Greene."--The Guardian
"A finely paced Cold War thriller with [Kanon's] usual flair for atmospheric detail, intriguing characters, and suspensful action...Fans of intelligent suspense wil enjoy trying to figure out whom is deceiving whom."--Library Journal
"Complex plot twists skillfully laid out keep the reader riveted."--Historical Novel Society
PRAISE FOR LEAVING BERLIN

"Engaging. . . . deftly captures the ambience of a city that's still a wasteland almost four years after the Nazis' defeat. . . . Kanon keeps the story humming along, enriching the main narrative with vignettes that heighten the atmosphere of duplicity and distrust."--The New York Times Book Review
"Joseph Kanon's thought-provoking, pulse-pounding historical espionage thriller [is] stuffed with incident and surprise. . . . Mr. Kanon, author now of seven top-notch novels of period political intrigue, conveys the bleak, oppressive, and creepy atmosphere of occupied Berlin in a detailed, impressive manner. . . . Leaving Berlin is a mix of tense action sequences, sepia-tinged reminiscence, convincing discourse and Berliner wit."--Wall Street Journal
"A pleasure from start to finish, blending literary finesse with action, this atmospheric historical thriller will appeal not only to Kanon's many fans but to those who enjoy Alan Furst, Philip Kerr, and other masters of wartime and postwar espionage fiction."--Library Journal (starred)