The Cairo Affair

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Audio (12.37 hours)
Product Number: Z100125333
Released: Jun 02, 2017
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ISBN: #9781427236104
Narrator/s: Edoardo Ballerini
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Sophie Kohl is living her worst nightmare. Minutes after she confesses to her husband, a mid-level diplomat at the American embassy in Hungary, that she had an affair while they were in Cairo, he is shot in the head and killed. Stan Bertolli, a Cairo-based CIA agent, has fielded his share of midnight calls. But his heart skips a beat when he hears the voice of the only woman he ever truly loved, calling to ask why her husband has been assassinated. Omar Halawi has worked in Egyptian intelligence for years, and he knows how to play the game. Foreign agents pass him occasional information, he returns the favor, and everyone's happy. But the murder of a diplomat in Hungary has ripples all the way to Cairo, and Omar must follow the fall-out wherever it leads. American analyst Jibril Aziz knows more about Stumbler, a covert operation rejected by the CIA, than anyone. So when it appears someone else has obtained a copy of the blueprints, Jibril alone knows the danger it represents. As these players converge in Cairo in The Cairo Affair, Olen Steinhauer's masterful manipulations slowly unveil a portrait of a marriage, a jigsaw puzzle of loyalty and betrayal, against a dangerous world of political games where allegiances are never clear and outcomes are never guaranteed.

Author(s): Olen Steinhauer
Original Publish Date: Mar 18, 2014


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The Cairo Affair
Product Number: BX00066066
Product Number:DD9830
Product Number:Z100125333

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Author(s): Olen Steinhauer
Narrator(s): Edoardo Ballerini
Product Number DD9830
Released: Mar 18, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
ISBN: #9781427236098
Author(s): Olen Steinhauer
Product Number EB00533077
Released: Aug 28, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781250036148

Professional reviews

"For Steinhauer's newest international spy thriller, Edoardo Ballerini gives the auditory impression of a multicast production. As the setting moves throughout Eastern Europe and North Africa, Ballerini guides the listener along with graceful changes in accents. And as the plot alternates perspectivesÑtelling the same story over from different characters' viewpointsÑBallerini keeps the audience from losing track with a distinctive voice and tone for each person. HeÕs so good that itÕs hard to believe itÕs just one narrator. Ballerini's pacing exudes an atmosphere of deception, darkness, and despair, reflective of both the characters and setting. A powerful and captivating performance of a powerful and captivating story. J.F. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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