Jul 31, 11
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 was more complex 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 spectre of similar repression in Romania is a constant undercurrent of this novel. I liked both The Bridge of Sighs and The Confession well enough to put Steinhauer's next novel, 36 Yalta Boulevard, into my queue.