Spies & lies

All the Old Knives by Olen Steinhauer
3 terms:
twisty, quick, clever

Think: Gone Girl. Then add international spies.

And that’ll
give you this tantalizing little espionage thriller—a book I challenge you not
to race through.

This
story has the highest number of lies-per-page of anything I’ve read in recent
history. The thing’ll keep you guessing.

The
set-up is this: a man and a woman—ex-lovers—meet for dinner, some years after
the woman left the CIA, where they had both worked as spies. So they’re both
adept at the lying, spying game, but wow! it gets pretty intense there. As they
talk about the old days, this isn’t your usual story of exes reliving the past.

And the
book is short—just 304 pages. So if spy books aren’t exactly your thing, you’re
only in for a short time, and it’s totally worth it.

Twists
and betrayals and surprises and “Who’s
the good guy here?” 

Perfect for a stormy summer day. 

by

Reader, librarian, & happy little geek

One thought on “Spies & lies

  1. I don't read a lot of spy books, but this one sounds like fun. I love the idea of the two of them at dinner, talking and each wondering how much of their conversation is the truth, or a lie. I just might give this one a try.

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