Monday, November 28, 2016
All the Old Knives/Olen Steinhauer/294 pgs.
Six years ago, Celia Harrison and Henry Pelham were both lovers and spies. When a rescue attempt due to a terrorist attack goes horribly wrong, Celia leaves the agency and Henry, eventually marries, has two children and seems to be living a normal life in Carmel-by-the-Sea. Henry, however, has remained in the agency, and suggests a dinner date with Celia. It seems that there was a leak in the operation to rescue the hostages that took place in Vienna those six years ago. It's up to Henry to try to find out who was to blame--even if it's Celia, the woman he could never forget. The action takes place in one day, with flashbacks to what leads up to the dinner date. There are twists and turns in the plot--it's a good read!