Istanbul Passage by Joseph Kanon audiobook

Istanbul Passage: A Novel

By Joseph Kanon
Read by Jefferson Mays

Simon & Schuster Audio
14.82 Hours 1
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From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Stardust, The Good German, and LosAlamos—a gripping tale of an American undercover agent in 1945 Istanbul whodescends into the murky cat-and-mouse world of compromise and betrayal thatwill come to define the entire post-war era. A neutral capital straddling Europe and Asia, Istanbul hasspent the war as a magnet for refugees and spies. Even American businessmanLeon Bauer has been drawn into this shadow world, doing undercover odd jobs andcourier runs for the Allied war effort. Now as the espionage community beginsto pack up and an apprehensive city prepares for the grim realities of post-warlife, he is given one more assignment, a routine job that goes fatally wrong,plunging him into a tangle of intrigue and moral confusion. Played out against the bazaars and mosques and fadedmansions of this knowing, ancient Ottoman city, Leon’s attempt to save one lifeleads to a desperate manhunt and a maze of shifting loyalties that threatenshis own. How do you do the right thing when there are only bad choices to make?Istanbul Passage is the story of a man swept up in the aftermath of war, anunexpected love affair, and a city as deceptive as the calm surface waters ofthe Bosphorus that divides it. Rich with atmosphere and period detail, Joseph Kanon’slatest novel flawlessly blends fact and fiction into a haunting thriller aboutthe dawn of the Cold War, once again proving why Kanon has been hailed as the “heirapparent to Graham Greene” (Boston Globe).

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A Publishers Weekly bestseller

One of the 2012 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books: Thrillers

A Kirkus Reviews “New and Notable Title”, May 2012

Selected for the June 2012 Indie Next List

From the acclaimed, bestselling author of Stardust, The Good German, and LosAlamos—a gripping tale of an American undercover agent in 1945 Istanbul whodescends into the murky cat-and-mouse world of compromise and betrayal thatwill come to define the entire post-war era.

A neutral capital straddling Europe and Asia, Istanbul hasspent the war as a magnet for refugees and spies. Even American businessmanLeon Bauer has been drawn into this shadow world, doing undercover odd jobs andcourier runs for the Allied war effort. Now as the espionage community beginsto pack up and an apprehensive city prepares for the grim realities of post-warlife, he is given one more assignment, a routine job that goes fatally wrong,plunging him into a tangle of intrigue and moral confusion.

Played out against the bazaars and mosques and fadedmansions of this knowing, ancient Ottoman city, Leon’s attempt to save one lifeleads to a desperate manhunt and a maze of shifting loyalties that threatenshis own. How do you do the right thing when there are only bad choices to make?Istanbul Passage is the story of a man swept up in the aftermath of war, anunexpected love affair, and a city as deceptive as the calm surface waters ofthe Bosphorus that divides it.

Rich with atmosphere and period detail, Joseph Kanon’slatest novel flawlessly blends fact and fiction into a haunting thriller aboutthe dawn of the Cold War, once again proving why Kanon has been hailed as the “heirapparent to Graham Greene” (Boston Globe).

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A fast-moving, thinking man’s thriller…Tense and atmospheric [with] sinister intrigue.” Wall Street Journal
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
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.” Daily Beast
“Kanon delivers a satisfying atmospheric thriller.” Entertainment Weekly
“Superbly crafted…A beautifully conceived and atmospheric thriller.” Library Journal (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Joseph Kanon

Author Bio: Joseph Kanon

Joseph Kanon is the Edgar Award–winning author of several novels, including The Good German, which was made into a major motion picture starring George Clooney and Cate Blanchett.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 14.82
Audience: Adult
Language: English