The Resistance by Peter Steiner

The Resistance

"Literate crime thrillers don't get much better than this." --Publishers Weekly (starred) on L'AssassinPeter Steiner has thoroughly impressed sophisticated thriller mavens everywhere with his critically acclaimed novels featuring ex-CIA operative Louis Morgon. Now, in what is indubitably Steiner's finest book to date, Louis attempts to solve a mystery with roots going back...

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The Resistance Reviews

  • Chris
    A received an ARC of this book through a GoodReads giveaway. I know people who say they won't read a book if it doesn't grab them in the first page or two. If I were one of those people, I wouldn't have made it past page two of this book. The writing is that clunky. But if I had, I would have missed...
  • Jerome
    It was OK. I thought this was a spy thriller, but turns out it was a crime thriller (yawn). Most crime thrillers are as enjoyable as "legal thrillers" (nice oxymoron right there).This story may not be what you expect. It opens as Louis Morgon is ousted from the CIA. He goes into a downward spiral .....
  • Ariel
    Louis Morgon lost his job and his family. He ends up walking the French countryside to sort through the pain. He eventually settles in the small town of Saint-Leon-sur-Dême. He buys a small cottage and during renovations, finds old French Resistance flyers hidden away which present a murder myste...
  • Tim Byers
    It occurs to me that the title itself suggests a scope impossible to deliver well. Still, I was hooked enough to submit this novel to the first chapter test. Steiner's voice and pace--the literary side of thriller--sailed it easily through.Ex-everything Louis Morgon (State Department bureaucrat/CIA ...
  • Judie
    After losing his job at the CIA and his wife moved out and took his children and Louis Morgan decided to go away and walk across France. He liked the town of Saint-Léon-sur-Dême and bought a dilapidated home. While repairing it, he finds an interesting but unreadable mimeographed paper, resemb...
  • John Pearce
    The Resistance: A morality tale wrapped in a fine thrillerI CAN'T IMMEDIATELY THINK of a better premise for a novel than the one Peter Steiner found: “I invented two young men and put them in dire circumstances.” He made them members of the French Resistance.“Dire” hardly covers ...
  • Skip
    Francophile and ex-U.S. spy Louis Morgon is mysteriously absent through much of this historical thriller, which focuses on events in Nazi-occupied France in World War II. Much of the novel is centered on the father of Morgon's police ally, Renard, who was charged with keeping peace in the town prior...
  • Iris
    Intriguing book, set in the present day but exploring crimes that occurred when a small French village was occupied by the Germans ....
  • Mary
    A good beach read. A mystery thriller that takes place during the occupation of France during WWII. I was sometimes very confused but that was probably intentional on the author’s part because living in occupied France was a morally and logically confusing time which the author often brutally e...

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