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Joseph Kanon discusses Istanbul Passage

06/21/2012 7:00 pm

EVENT:  Joseph Kanon appears for his latest novel Istanbul Passage. 

Read the great review of Istanbul Passage in The Wall Street Journal.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:  Joseph Kanon is the author of five other novels, Los Alamos, The Prodigal Spy, The Good German, Alibi and Stardust.  Before becoming a full-time writer, Joseph was a Book Publishing Executive.  He lives in New York City.

ABOUT THE BOOK:  A neutral capital straddling Europe and Asia, Istanbul survived the Second World War as a magnet for refugees and spies, trafficking in secrets and lies rather than soldiers.  Expatriate American businessman Leon Bauer was drawn into this shadow world, doing undercover odd jobs and courier runs in support of the Allied war effort.   Now, as the espionage community begins to pack up and an apprehensive city prepares for the grim realities of postwar life, Leon is given one last routine assignment.  But when the job goes fatally wrong, an exchange of gunfire, a body left in the street, a potential war criminal on his hands, Leon is plunged into a tangle of intrigue, shifting loyalties, and moral uncertainty.   Played out against the bazaars and mosques and faded mansions of this knowing, ancient Ottoman city, Leon’s conflicted attempt to save one life leads to a desperate manhunt that ultimately threatens his own survival.  How do you do the right thing when there are only bad choices to be made?  Rich with atmosphere and period detail, Istanbul Passage is the haunting story of a man swept up in the dawn of the Cold War, of an unexpected love affair, and of a city as deceptive as the calm surface waters of the Bosphorus that divides it.  Watch a video preview of Istanbul Passage.

DATE & TIME:  Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 7:00 PM

LOCATION:  Rainy Day Books in The Fairway Shops, 2706 W 53rd Street, Fairway, Kansas 66205

ADMISSION PACKAGE:  $26.00 includes One Hardcover of Istanbul Passage, One Reservation and One Guest Reservation (if needed), it's your choice, for the same Price.  Seating is Limited to 40 People.

EVENT FORMAT:   Joseph Kanon will discuss his new Book, Istanbul Passage, and answer audience questions.  A Booksigning follows his Presentation.

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Book List
Joseph Kanon - Admit Two
Model: KanonADMIT2
ADMITS TWO: includes One Hardcover of Istanbul Passage, One Reservation and One Guest Reservation.

Joseph Kanon - Admit One
Model: KanonADMIT1
ADMITS ONE: includes One Hardcover of Istanbul Passage and One Reservation.

Istanbul Passage - Autographed book only
Model: A9781439156414
One Author Autographed Hardcover of Istanbul Passage.


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