Information. Olen Steinhauer draws from recent world events to assemble a great spy novel titled, The Cairo Affair. He riffs on the theme of information, how to get it and how to separate perceptions from reality. Steinhauer weaves together the work and relationships of interlocked characters using marriage and infidelity as a backdrop for the plot. Readers need to pay close attention to identify the sources of betrayal. Those who savor complexity will find plenty in this novel.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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