Review: The Cairo Affair

The Cairo Affair by Olen Steinhauer My rating: 3 of 5 stars I must admit to having been more than a little non-plussed by this one. I did, against my usual better judgement, quickly see a few very good reviews before I read it. So my disappointment was multiplied accordingly. Problem is, the politics down Cairo-way, is so […]

Review: Spies of The Balkans

Spies of The Balkans by Alan Furst My Rating: 4 of 5 Stars “So, don’t trust the telephone. Or the newspapers. Or the radio. Or tomorrow.” Spies of the Balkans is a subtle and thoroughly satisfying story of war-time, Second World War-time, set in Greece, in Salonika, in 1940 – the early, confused, months of […]

Review: Victory Square

Victory Square by Olen Steinhauer My rating: 4 of 5 stars What had confused me more than once while reading this and others in the series, is whether the three of them are set in a fictional East European country, or I’ve just missed – or been too stupid to put two and two together, […]

Say what you like about Amazon…

…but. I ordered Bernhard Cornwell’s latest in the (let’s see what they’re calling the series this week) ‘Warrior Chronicles’, The Pagan Lord a good while back. When it was announced I think. I got an email from Amazon last Friday, that they had dispatched the book. It arrived, here in Denmark, Monday morning around 10.00. […]