Istanbul Passage, by Joseph Kanon. I like this guy’s work, though as with all mysteries for me, the plots fade. I especially loved Kanon’s Los Alamos, of which I remember only the hothouse atmosphere around the scientists and their wives,...
GOOD MOVIE FOR THIS POLITICAL SEASON Have you ever seen a movie meant to entertain, and then, to your surprise, the politics turn out to be radical indeed? V is for Vendetta, was like that for me, and now, years later, the Guy Fawkes masks are a prominent...
Vacations are for mysteries, at least in my life, so recently I have read two thrillers: “The Expats,” by Chris Pavone, and “Mission Song,” by John Le Carre. It’s not easy to compare favorably to Le Carre, who is a master...