The Confession (The Yalta Boulevard Sequence #2)

The Confession (The Yalta Boulevard Sequence #2) Eastern Europe, 1956 Comrade Inspector Ferenc Kolyeszar, Who Is A Proletariat Writer In Addition To His Job As A State Militia Homicide Detective, Is A Man On The Brink Estranged From His Wife, Whom He Believes Is Cheating On Him With One Of His Colleagues, And Frustrated By Writer S Block, Ferenc S Attention Is Focused On His Job But His Job Is Growing Increasingly Political, Something That Makes Him Profoundly Uncomfortable.When Ferenc Is Asked To Look Into The Disappearance Of A Party Member S Wife And Learns Some Unsavory Facts About Their Lives, The Absurdity Of His Position As An Employee Of The State Is Suddenly Exposed At The Same Time, He And His Fellow Militia Officers Are Pressed Into Service Policing A Popular Demonstration In The Capital, One That Ferenc Might Rather Be Participating In These Two Situations, Coupled With An Investigation Into The Murder Of A Painter That Leads Them To A Man Recently Released From The Camps, Brings Ferenc Closer To Danger Than Ever Before From Himself, From His Superiors, From The Capital S Shadowy Criminal Element The Confession Is A Fantastic Follow Up To Olen Steinhauer S Brilliant Debut, The Bridge Of Sighs, And It Guarantees To Advance This Talented Writer On His Way To Being One Of The Premiere Thriller Writers Of A Generation. A weak 4 stars.The second in a series set in the Homicide Unit of the Militia in the capital of a nameless Eastern European country after the second World War The first, Bridge of Sighs, was set in theimmediate aftermath, and it was the dark, brooding atmosphere, the sense of hopes being dashed, that made it rise above a simple police procedural That, and of course the ever present knowledge that Big Brother is watch
The second book in a five book series by Olen Steinhauer, The Confession is an interesting move by the author Most series stay with the same point of view character or characters, if there isthan one , so I was expecting The Confession to continue with Emil Brod, the hero of Bridge of Sighs But Steinhauer not only departs from that tradition, but also changes the narrative voice where Bridge of Sighs was a third person narrative, The Confession is told in first person, from the point o The second book in a five book series by Olen Steinhauer, The Confession is an interesting move by the author Most series stay with the same point of view character or characters, if there isthan one , so I was expecting The Confession to continue with Emil Brod, the hero of Bridge of Sighs But Steinhauer not only departs from that tradition, but also changes the narra
An Historical Thriller with an Insider s View of Communism in Eastern Europe1956 Nikita Khruschev s Secret Speech denouncing Stalin s crimes the Hungarian uprising and unrest in Poland it triggered the British, French, and Israeli invasion of Egypt following Gamal Abdel Nasser s nationalization of the Suez Canal Sputnik s launch It was a watershed year, somewhat comparable to 1968than a decade later In The Confession, we view the world of 1956 through the eyes and the troubled mind o An Historical Thriller with an Insider s View of Communism in Eastern Europe1956 Nikita Khruschev s Secret Speech denouncing Stalin s crimes the Hungarian uprising and unrest in Poland it triggered the British, French, and Israeli invasion of Egypt following Gamal Abdel Nasser s nationalization of the Suez Canal Sputnik s launch It was a watershed year, somewhat comparable to 1968than a decade later In The Confession, we view the world of 1956 through the eyes and the troubled mind of Ferenc Kolyeszar, a policeman in a fictional Eastern European country somehow nestled among Hungary, Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Romania.However, Kolyeszar is a novelist as well as a policeman, having published a well received novel about his experiences as a soldier resis
My local library branch has two titles by this author I ve just read them both They are part of a series of police procedurals set in a fictional east bloc country in the post war period This one takes
A nameless country in Eastern Europe, 1956 The sequel to Steinhauer s debut The Bridge of Sighs comes in form of a first person narrative by writer and state militia homicide detective Ferenc Kolyeszar His confession covers the much to his dismay everpolitical nature of his job, his marriage falling apart, the disappearance of a party member s wife, h
Set in 1956 in a fictional, Eastern European country which the author describes as the intersection of Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, Hungary, and Romania , three cases an open and closed suicide, a missing woman, and a decade old murder of a colleague come together and force Inspector Ferenc Kolyeszar to examine his own character, and all in the midst of uprisings and Communist crackdowns.Building on the success of his remarkable debut, The Bridge of Sighs, Olen Steinhauer gives us the second in Set in 1956 in a fictional, Eastern European country which the author describes as the intersection of Poland, Slovakia, Ukraine, Hungary, and Romania , three cases an open and closed suicide, a missing woman, and a decade old murder of a colleague come together and force Inspector Ferenc Kolyeszar to examine his own character, and all in the midst of uprisings and Communist crackdowns.Building on the success of his remarkable debut, The Bridge of Sighs, Olen Steinhauer gives us the second installment in his Yalta Boulevard Sequence , this time featuring a different investigator from the same militia office the battle scarred, one time author Ferenc Kolyeszar What follows is truly
I decided to read this book due to the fact I had read a couple of his earlier books The previous books dealt with the same set of investigators in a fictitious communist country Through 3 4s of the book I was willing to give it two stars It meander through the private life of the main character and conditions in a behind the Iron Curtain fictional country in the era of the Hungarian Revolution It finally picked up in the last 1 4 and elevated the book to an average mystery The writer has g I decided to read this book due to the
Another police homicide spy thriller by Steinhauer involving some of the same characters as his prior novel, The Bridge of Sighs I liked this better than The Bridge Of Sighs because it wascomplex in its plot and the characters were better drawn The Confession is set in Romania during the 1950s just before and during the days when the Russian tanks rolled into Hungary to repress the increasing dissent there that Hungary s own government seemed unwilling to put down with violence The spec Another police homicide spy thriller by Steinhauer involving some of the same characters as his prior novel, The Bridge of Sighs I liked this better than The Bridge Of Sighs because it wascomplex in its plot and the characte
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The mystery which began in The Bridge of Sighs is chillingly unravelled in this second book in a series of five, taking place in a so far unnamed Eastern European country Coincidentally, each individual season used as a literary device to separate the different parts of the book also coincides with what is happening in the lives of some of the main characters, thus creating a symbolic way of interpreting the actions and consequences thereof in the narrative structure of this ingenious mystery a The mystery which began in The Bridge of Sighs is chillingly unravelled in this second book in a series of five, taking place in a so far unnamed Eastern European country Coincidentally, each individual season used as a literary device to separate the different parts of the book also coincides with what is happening in the lives of some of the main characters, thus creating a
I d give the first book in this series set in a fictional Soviet satellite country 5 stars This one I gave four mainly because I didn t like this character quite as much he s a very saturnine writer type, but he doesn t make many writerly observations and is a tad too navel gazing for my

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  • Paperback
  • 336 pages
  • The Confession (The Yalta Boulevard Sequence #2)
  • Olen Steinhauer
  • English
  • 11 June 2017
  • 0312338155