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The WaPo on the audio

Great review in the Washington Post today of the audiobook of American Spy—kudos to the greatly talented David Pittu, who did an outstanding job on it.

Like the two novels that precede it, this one is richly populated with characters of shifting loyalties from manylands, an assembly that demands a range of accents and voices: German, Eastern European, African, Chinese and American of both sexes. David Pittu executes them all…

…As for the plot: It creates almost unbearable suspense as its characters, surrounded by every species of treachery, find themselves fatally ‘caught in the folds of foreign policy.’


The Bookreporter

An American Spy |

And from the Department of Good News, a wonderful take on An American Spy by Joe Hartlaub at Bookreporter. It’s a very generous review, and very perceptive, particularly when he says, “Steinhauer must have driven himself crazy writing An American Spy.” That’s pretty close to the truth, and explains why I’ve put Milo on the shelf for the moment…


Globe and Mail "...sizzling..."

The Globe and Mail has some kind words for An American Spy. “Steinhauer is one of the best of the new crop of spy novelists.”

Also, check out the mention of Mark Mills’s absolutely stunning House of the Hunted.