All the Old Knives by Olen Steinhauer

All the Old Knives

Olen Steinhauer

fiction mystery thriller mysterious medium-paced

294 pages | first published 2015

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Six years ago in Vienna, terrorists took over a hundred hostages, and the rescue attempt went terribly wrong. The CIA's Vienna station was witness to this tragedy, gathering intel from its sources during those tense hours, assimilating facts from ...
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dark 57%
mysterious 57%
adventurous 42%
tense 42%
emotional 28%
reflective 14%


fast 50%
medium 37%
slow 12%

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