All the Old Knives

New York Times Book Review: "Over the course of nine previous novels, Steinhauer has created elaborate puzzles, and this latest is no different — it remains coiled and alive until the very last page."

Washington Post: "'All the Old Knives' is a splendid tour de force. While some spy novels are globe-trotting and action-packed, this one centers on a single meal — but with just as hearty a helping of suspense."

New York Times: "Mr. Steinhauer sustains the difficult balancing act of melding a heart-racing espionage plot with credible dinner table conversation."

Seattle Times: "It’s not news that Olen Steinhauer is among the best contemporary espionage writers, and 'All the Old Knives' confirms it. If you’re a fan of intelligent spy novels [...], this one’s for you."

Library Journal: "This genre-bending spy novel takes Hitchcockian suspense to new heights."

Publishers Weekly: "Steinhauer is a very fine writer and an excellent observer of human nature, shrewd about the pleasures and perils of spying."

Starred reviews in all the trade magazines: Library Journal, Kirkus, Booklist, and Publishers Weekly.

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In the idyllic town of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, two ex-lovers meet for dinner and to reminisce.

Celia retired from the CIA five years ago in order to raise a family, while Henry has never left Vienna station, still mired in that world of secrets and duplicity.

Among their memories is the disastrous hijacking of Royal Jordanian Flight 127, which ended in the deaths of all passengers and crew, as well as the hijackers.

It's a failure that haunts Vienna station to this day.

Henry has come to dinner to finally close the book on that seedy chapter of their history.

One of them is not going to survive this meal.

Forthcoming film to be produced by Chockstone Pictures and Nick Wechsler Productions, directed by Neil Burger.