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All the Old Knives
All the Old Knives: A Novel | Olen Steinhauer
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Six years ago in Vienna, terrorists took over a hundred hostages, and the rescue attempt went terribly wrong. The CIA's Vienna station was witness to this tragedy, gathering intel from its sources during those tense hours, assimilating facts from the ground and from an agent on the inside. So when it all went wrong, the question had to be asked: Had their agent been compromised, and how? Two of the CIA's case officers in Vienna, Henry Pelham and Celia Harrison, were lovers at the time, and on the night of the hostage crisis Celia decided she'd had enough. She left the agency, married and had children, and is now living an ordinary life in the idyllic town of Carmel-by-the-Sea. Henry is still a case officer in Vienna, and has traveled to California to see her one more time, to relive the past, maybe, or to put it behind him once and for all. But neither of them can forget that long-ago question: Had their agent been compromised? If so, how? Each also wonders what role tonight's dinner companion might have played in the way the tragedy unfolded six years ago. All the Old Knives is New York Times bestseller Olen Steinhauer's most intimate, most cerebral, and most shocking novel to date.
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gradcat
All the Old Knives: A Novel | Olen Steinhauer
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#AyupAugust

(Day 18 - #PillowTalk)

A pair of CIA spies stationed in Vienna shared some “pillow talk” during their tenure there. But that‘s in the past—six years (and about 6000 miles) later, the estranged pair share a tense, intimate dinner in a restaurant in Carmel-by-the-Sea. But shared pillow talk and dinner does not necessarily imply shared allegiances. Set entirely at the dinner table, we are slowly drawn into a slippery, ambiguous climax.

squirrelbrain Sounds good! 😁👍❤️ 5mo
gradcat @squirrelbrain It IS good, but I think fans of his spy novel series & the tagged book may not think it‘s one of his best...🤷🏽‍♀️ 5mo
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gradcat
All the Old Knives: A Novel | Olen Steinhauer
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I LOVE all of the book giveaways on Litsy! Check out #bibliophagegiveaway2018...many thanks to @BarbaraTheBibliophage

BarbaraTheBibliophage Thanks so much for sharing! 💙🖤💙🖤 1y
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akfreeborn
All the Old Knives: A Novel | Olen Steinhauer
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#photoadaynov16 #spynovel Loved this book about spies at dinner trying to work out a double cross. Doesn't end well!

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Kryckett
All the Old Knives: A Novel | Olen Steinhauer
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I inadvertently themed my Amazon order. Can't wait to dive into them both. #TBR