They were spies. They were lovers. Now they are separated by time and tragedy, but the story between the lines of the tragedy continues to haunt them and a new player is in the mix, ready to stir up the long dormant ashes to see a fire can be sparked.
Bestselling author Olen Steinhauer is a master at weaving a twisty tale that will keep you guessing right to the end and lacing the story with a sense of realism that comes off as an insider’s knowledge of not only the settings, but also the spy operations.
All The Old Knives pits former lovers Celia and Henry in a tale steeped in deception, cover ups and a secretive nemesis. The pair get together for dinner to hash things out once and for all. Add to the mix some back door dealing that pits the former lovers against one another with the help of secretive hit men on standby.
Steinhauer uses a steady hand to parcel out bits and pieces of the storyline in a manner that just when you think you’ve got things figured out will get your head spinning. Voice talents Ari Fliakos and Juliana Francis Kelly do a nice job of capturing the dueling characters desperation giving added life to the story.