Victory Square by Olen Steinhauer
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Victory Square Summary
The revolutionary politics and chaotic history of life inside Olen Steinhauers fictionalized Eastern European country have made his literary crime series, with its two Edgar Award nominations along with other critical acclaim, one of todays most acclaimed. Finally having reached the tumultuous 1980s, the series comes full circle as one of the earliest cases of the Peoples Militia reemerges to torment all of the inspectors, including Emil Brod, now the chief, who was the original detective on the case. His arrest of one of the countrys revolutionary leaders in the late 1940s resulted in the politicians conviction and imprisonment, but Emil was too young in those days to understand what it meant to go up against someone so powerfuland win. Only now, in 1989, when he is days from retirement and spends more time looking over his shoulder than ahead, does he realize that what he did may get himand otherskilled.
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"Employing an intricate story, characters both sympathetic and despicable as well as a remarkable sense of place, Steinhauer subtly illuminates an unforgettable historical moment." - PW.
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Olen Steinhauer Author Biography
Olen Steinhauer grew up in Virginia, and has lived throughout the U.S. and Europe. He 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.
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