When the wealthy state songwriter, Janos Crowder, is found murdered, the case is, surprisingly, assigned to Emil. It's not long before Emil discovers threads that link Crowder's death to very highest levels of the Party. But Emil's choice is simple - between the truth and that of his and Lena's safety.
Olen Steinhauer was born in Virginia, USA and studied in Romania on a Fulbright Fellowship. While there, he wrote The Bridge of Sighs, his acclaimed first novel. He now lives in Budapest.