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3.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 53.44 out of 5 3.44 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Olen Steinhauer Narrator: Don Leslie Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2010 ISBN: 9781455193608
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The revolutionary politics and chaotic history at the heart of Olen Steinhauer’s literary crime series set in Eastern Europe have made it one of today’s most acclaimed, garnering two Edgar Award nominations and numerous other awards. Upon reaching the tumultuous 1980s, the series comes full circle as one of the People’s Militia’s earliest cases reemerges to torment its inspectors, including militia chief Emil Brod, the original detective on the case. His arrest of a revolutionary leader in the late 1940s resulted in the politician’s imprisonment, but at the time Emil was too young to understand how great the cost would be. Only now, in 1989, when he is days from retirement and spends more and more time looking over his shoulder, does he realize that what he did in the line of duty may get him—and others—killed.

By fusing a story of revenge at any cost with a portrait of a country on the brink of collapse, Steinhauer masterfully brings the personal and political together with devastating results—and once again raises crime fiction to a stunning new level.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This story catches all the danger and excitement of the historic moment.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Clipped, economical prose…Steinhauer offers a concrete end to the sins of the past.”

    Los Angeles Times

  • “Employing an intricate story, characters both sympathetic and despicable as well as a remarkable sense of place, Steinhauer subtly illuminates an unforgettable historical moment.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “This is remarkable storytelling, exploring the life cycle of a state through the eyes of political idealists, government informants, and good cops like Brod who just want to solve crimes.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Brilliant conclusion of his ambitious Eastern European series…Masterful.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amweatherill | 10/18/2009

    " Last volume in his series about an Eastern European country from the end of World War II to the fall of communism. Enjoyed them all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carrie | 1/6/2009

    " The conclusion of Olen Steinhauer's series - the joint show the most in this book, perhaps too hastily written to put a cap on things, but a fitting end nonetheless. A great series of books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Tuck | 7/3/2008

    " has all the elements of eastern euro good fiction, but ultiamtely not that good of a book. i am disappointed, as authopr has a lot of hype. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne | 12/1/2007

    " This is part of a detective series set in a fictional Eastern European country. Now I want to read the earlier books. Very good writer. Much insight into the region and the politics. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kevin | 8/11/2007

    " Steinhauer wraps up his People's Militia Series with this engrossing tale of revenge in the midst of the revolutionary events of 1989.

    It is not the sleek razor edged thriller Liberation Movements, but is a fascinating conclusion to this under-appreciated series. "

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About the Author
Olen Steinhauer grew up in Virginia, and has since lived in Georgia, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, Texas, California, Massachusetts, and New York. Outside the US, he's lived in Croatia (when it was called Yugoslavia), the Czech Republic and Italy. He also spent a year in Romania on a Fulbright grant, an experience that helped inspire his first five books. He now lives in Hungary with his wife and daughter.
About the Narrator

Don Leslie has appeared on Broadway, off Broadway, and in regional theaters throughout the country. He has been heard in thousands of commercials, promos for all the broadcast networks and most cable stations, political campaigns, movie trailers, and over fifty audiobooks.