The Accomplice

Joseph Kanon (Author)

Product Details

$28.00  $25.76
Atria Books
Publish Date
November 05, 2019

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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.


"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
Praise for The Accomplice

"Gripping and authentic . . . Kanon's imagination flourishes [and] the narrative propulsion is clear. A thoroughly satisfying piece of entertainment that extends a tentacle into some serious moral reflection." --Joseph Finder in The New York Times Book Review
"Fueled by brilliant scenes of dialogue...Kanon's latest sophisticated thriller is teeming with suspense."--Kirkus

"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 Carré'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)
"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] novel of historical espionage and intrigue." --Wall Street Journal
"[Kanon] has an astonishing talent for revealing character, age, type and even appearance through dialogue alone." --Lee Child, The Guardian, Book of the Year
"Buenos Aires in the 1960s, home to remnants of the Third Reich in exile, is brought chillingly to life. . . . an engrossing read." --The Financial Times
"Kanon is on adventurous form in his ninth novel, with echoes of Hitchcock's Notorious... chilling." --The Times (London)
"Packed with atmosphere and well-developed plot. . . .a splendid, cerebral read, full of moral and emotional depth." --Alexander McCall Smith in the New Statesman
"Kanon excels with searching examinations of moral concerns--complicity, guilt, retribution--without ever allowing the pace to flag. The result is that rare thing: an espionage novel which quickens the pulse while providing food for thought." --The Herald