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Publisher's Summary

It is 1956. Radio reports of the Hungarian revolution break through the government's radio jamming, setting the entire Eastern Bloc on edge.Inspector Ferenc Kolyeszar must track down a murderer while dealing with his crumbling marriage. As he is drawn deep into an underworld of betrayal and violence, he finds that he is not so different from those he pursues.
©2003 Olen Steinhauer; (P)2003 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Critic Reviews

"Simply brilliant....[A] well-crafted mystery that mixes murder and political intrigue with the human element....Robertson Dean's narration makes the listener's journey a bit more believable." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Vivian on 02-23-08

very good very different

I think it is way past time for us to get some good writing out of the Eastern Block. They certainly have the sorrowful background for some soulful mysteries. This is a good start.

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By Stevon on 06-27-09

my 3rd Steinhauer

This is my 3rd listen to Steinhauer and I have to say I've enjoyed them all. He weaves a good story giving what seems to be a god depiction of life in the eastern bloc under communism. That life must have realy sucked for lots of people.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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