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Peter Steiner is the author of three novels featuring former State Department expert Louis Morgon, currently retired in the Loire Valley of France. However, Morgon gets up to more hi-jinx than your normal septuagenarian. Steiner, who has been a New Yorker cartoonist for several decades with over 400 cartoons sold, has written three books in the Louis Morgon series: A French Country Murder (titled L’Assassin in its paperback edititon), Le Crime, and The Terrorist, just out.

Steiner’s works have been likened to a cross between The Spy Who Came in from the Cold and A Year in Provence. The Washingtonian dubbed Le Crime “A page-turner—like a good Alan Furst or Graham Greene novel,” while in its starred review for L’Assassin, Publishers Weekly declared, “Literate crime thrillers don’t get much better than this.” Booklist termed Steiner’s new work, The Terrorist, “a superb novel and a deeply human story about engaging people, life, illness, love, and terrorism,” as well as a “a compact gem of espionage.” (more…)

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