Istanbul Passage


Product Details

Washington Square Press
Publish Date
5.3 X 8.2 X 1.2 inches | 0.75 pounds

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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.


"Reminiscent of the works of Graham Greene."--Alexander McCall Smith
"Istanbul Passage is a first-rate espionage novel, filled with complexity and thrills, but its greatest success may be in this much more universal literary exploration: how an ordinary man is transformed by extraordinary circumstances."--Chris Pavone, New York Times bestselling author of The Expats, in Publishers Weekly
"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 (Starred Review)
"Istanbul Passage bristles with authenticity. Joseph Kanon has a unique and admirable talent: he brilliantly marries suspense and historical fact, wrapping them around a core of pure human drama, while making it seem effortless. This isn't just talent; it's magic."--Olen Steinhauer, New York Times bestselling author of The Tourist
"A fast-moving, thinking man's thriller. . . tense and atmospheric [with] sinister intrigue."--The Wall Street Journal
"Intelligent plotting and vivid evocation of the city itself."--The New York Times Book Review
"Dialogue that can go off like gunfire...Takes its place among espionage novels as an instant classic."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"Superbly crafted...A beautifully conceived and atmospheric thriller."--Library Journal (starred review)
"Offers access to the compromised milieu of a vivid metropolis in its first postwar winter, where everyone is trying to keep balance amid bad choices."--The Washington Post
"A masterful work that is as gripping as it is intelligent."--The Daily Beast
"Kanon delivers a satisfying atmospheric thriller."--Entertainment Weekly
"Superbly crafted... A beautifully conceived and atmospheric thriller; highly recommended."--Library Journal (Starred Review)