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On The Lisbon Disaster

On The Lisbon Disaster [Kindle Edition]

Olen Steinhauer
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In a thrilling e-exclusive short story, New York Times bestselling espionage master Olen Steinhauer introduces the enigmatic John Calhoun, an international security contractor who plays a prominent role in Steinhauer's latest novel, The Cairo Affair.

Before his assignment to the CIA's Cairo office, John worked in Lisbon, Portugal, where he took part in an extraordinary rendition - the apprehension of a wanted individual for interrogation. But from the beginning of the operation nothing goes as planned, and for John, it soon becomes much more than a career-defining moment; how he handles this crisis will define who he is as a person.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 825 KB
  • Print Length: 61 pages
  • Publisher: Corvus (1 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IX0VO2C
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #81,454 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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2.0 out of 5 stars Too short - abrupt & unsatisfactory ending 16 Jun 2014
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Too short - abrupt & unsatisfactory ending. Maybe I am at fault as for once I didn't spot the small number of pages in this story which began with such promise.
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4.0 out of 5 stars a good read 18 May 2014
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I enjoyed this book but did not think it came up to the standard of Steinhauer's previous books - which was rather disappointing
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a short story..... 30 Jan 2014
By Chris Fodor, writer - Published on
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase introduce the The Cairo Affair to be published in March 2014. I enjoyed it and found it served the purpose for which it was intended. I do certainly want to follow the main character into what happens to him next after his treatment in the short story. Readers and perspective buyers of $.99 stories (especially by major authors) should read the full description and publisher information first. The number of print pages is always given. This one was well written and certainly worth the price in itself, but especially as a lead in to the novel it introduces.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 'Steinhauer' is all we need to see and it's time to read 20 Feb 2014
By Maggie - Published on
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This is a short e-read. It was my first e-read, but not my first adventure with Olen Steinhauer. Having read all his books, I quickly jumped at the chance to get into this short piece. It was wonderful, but just made me all the more eager to get my hands on his new book. For anyone who hasn't read the previous works, I highly recommend everything. My favorites will always be series set in the fictional communist state in the days of the cold war. The later works are more contemporary and in every way brilliant. Steinhauer is a slow and meticulous writer, and it's worth the wait as he works on another masterpiece.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Steinhauer Rises Again 19 Feb 2014
By john hanson - Published on
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I would read a nursery rhyme if Steinhauer wrote it. He is a master story teller with an elegant writing style. This short story hooked me on page one and I was sorely disappointed that it ended too soon.

John Hanson
Lopez Island, WA
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3.0 out of 5 stars Action and Character, but... 5 Mar 2014
By Jan Reber - Published on
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A well-written short story that creates an interesting protagonist and a fast paced event. However, the ending is too elliptical. A reader must trust an author to tell a story, but Steinhauer truncates at an unreasonable point. He wants all the attention on the protagonist, but the reader wants, needs, to know what happened in Lisbon. If this is just a teaser for his next novel, it should have been a free sample and not sold as a stand-alone short story.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good short story 11 May 2014
By fox - Published on
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It was interesting enough that I purchased the book that followed "The Cairo Affair", but don't think I'd go another book.
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