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Review: Istanbul Passage

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com

A neutral capital straddling Europe and Asia, Istanbul has spent the war as a magnet for refugees and spies. Even American businessman Leon Bauer has been drawn into this shadow world, doing undercover odd jobs and courier runs for the Allied war effort. Now as the espionage community begins to pack up and an apprehensive city prepares for the grim realities of postwar life, he is given one more ... Read full review

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User Review  - rocketjk - LibraryThing

This is a fun, engaging espionage thriller about a low-level U.S. operative trying to navigate all sorts of mayhem in 1945 Istanbul to try to save a high-level escapee from the Soviets because the ... Read full review

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User Review  - malcrf - LibraryThing

Pretty ordinary really. The main protagonist is a bit of a drip, many of the characters seem two-dimensional cliches, the plot and the prose don't entice you to keep turning the page. Istanbul is interestingly depicted though, so that's something. Read full review

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User Review  - jimgysin - LibraryThing

Anytime that you're looking for a thoughtful WWII-era character-driven thriller, you just can't go wrong with Joseph Kanon, who's right up there with Alan Furst in my book, with everyone else (alive ... Read full review

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User Review  - nbmars - LibraryThing

This spy novel takes place in Istanbul in 1945, after WWII had ended and the Cold War between East and West was beginning. Leon Bauer lives in Istanbul working as an agent for American tobacco ... Read full review

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User Review  - gmmartz - LibraryThing

I can't recommend Istanbul Passage highly enough. This has it all: great writing, exotic setting, and a wonderful and exciting story. I've read all of Joseph Kanon's novels, which are uniformly ... Read full review

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