Istanbul Passage (Paperback)
Washington Square Press, 9781439156438, 404pp.
Publication Date: April 16, 2013
June 2012 Indie Next List
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Praise For Istanbul Passage…
“A fast-moving, thinking man’s thriller. . . tense and atmospheric [with] sinister intrigue.”
"Istanbul Passage is a first-rate espionage novel, filled with complexity and thrills, but its greatest success may be in this much more universal literary exploration: how an ordinary man is transformed by extraordinary circumstances."
-Chris Pavone, New York Times bestselling author of The Expats, in Publishers Weekly
"Istanbul Passage bristles with authenticity. Joseph Kanon has a unique and admirable talent: he brilliantly marries suspense and historical fact, wrapping them around a core of pure human drama, while making it seem effortless. This isn't just talent; it's magic.”
-Olen Steinhauer, New York Times bestselling author of The Tourist
"With dialogue that can go off like gunfire and a streak of nostalgia that feels timeless, this book takes its place among espionage novels as an instant classic."
--Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)
“A masterful work that is as gripping as it is intelligent.”
“Kanon delivers a satisfying atmospheric thriller.”
"Superbly crafted… A beautifully conceived and atmospheric thriller; highly recommended."
"Reminiscent of the works of Graham Greene."
-Alexander McCall Smith