First known to readers as the editor and publisher of other writers’ books, Joseph Kanon has for some years and with some captivating novels made himself quite known to readers for his own work. The author of numerous popular, historically-set novels of intrigue, Istanbul Passage and Leaving Berlin among them, he is here tonight with his newest, Defectors (Atria).

"A finely paced Cold War thriller with [Kanon's] usual flair for atmospheric detail, intriguing characters, and suspenseful action...Fans of intelligent suspense will enjoy trying to figure out who is deceiving whom."– Library Journal.

“With his remarkable emotional precision and mastery of tone, Kanon transcends the form. In its subtly romanticized treatment of compromised lives, this book is even better than his terrific previous effort, Leaving Berlin (2015). A blend of Spy vs. Spy and sibling vs. sibling (not since le Carré's A Perfect Spy has there been a family of spooks to rival this one), Kanon reaffirms his status as one of the very best writers in the genre.” – Kirkus Reviews.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122