All the Old Knives

All the Old Knives

Book - 2015
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"[Six] years ago, terrorists hijacked a plane in Vienna. Somehow, a rescue attempt staged from the inside went terribly wrong and everyone on board was killed. Members of the CIA stationed in Vienna during that time were witness to this terrible tragedy, gathering intel from their sources during those tense hours, assimilating facts from the ground with a series of texts coming from one of their agents inside the plane. So when it all went wrong, the question had to be asked: had their agent been compromised, and how?"--
Published: New York, NY :, Minotaur Books,, 2015.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250045423
Branch Call Number: F STE
Characteristics: viii, 294 pages ;,20 cm


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Oct 20, 2018

.A agree with an earlier review, it needs a re-read to get all the characters straightened out in your mind.
This is well constructed, well written and holds the reader close. I can see by comments there are a few fans of this writer out there. I also see a question posed by a reader "Why so few copies of what is a very popular book/writer?" Good question. Stella Rimington, former head of MI5 or was it MI6, a wonderful write of spy stories, and found a recent publication of hers on the withdrawn 50c trolley on my last visit to the library. Why? A quick check shows most titles have one copy only in the entire system. Fourteen copies of a book on Essendon football club. 137,983 library members

Jun 13, 2018

Amazing-a re-read is almost mandatory to follow how all the characters worked to effect the tragedy at the center of the novel

Jan 20, 2017

Why no ebook?

Feb 17, 2016

Why does avidlistener have a problem with present tense? Explicate please.

Jan 24, 2016

To my great dismay, this story was written in the present tense, which basically made it unreadable. I wish this fad would just go away.

Dec 05, 2015

First Steinhauer and won't be my last.

Nov 24, 2015

The concept of revolving the story around an interview over dinner in a restaurant is interesting. However, the story was just moderately interesting. Other spy thrillers by Steinhauer are much better.

athompson10 Sep 23, 2015

Taut thriller. Two spies get together years after a terrorist attack, trying to figure out if one of them is responsible for giving information to the terrorists.

Apr 23, 2015

Another great book by Steinhauer. Best espionage author writing now.

Apr 14, 2015

If this is such a highly touted book -- by Nancy Pearl among others -- why doesn't the SPL have more copies available for its readership?

Eric Tabb

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